Students, staff members, and families at the local David Livingstone Elementary school are safer at school with a newly finished seismic upgrade.
All three storeys of David Livingstone Elementary were upgraded to make the classrooms, library and administrative offices seismically safer for more than 360 students.
Located at 315 East 23rd Avenue, the school is part of the Vancouver-Kensington community.
During construction, students were relocated to nearby schools and returned to David Livingstone Elementary after upgrades were complete.
The Province of British Columbia invested $17.3 million for upgrades.
The project is part of the Province’s work to provide Vancouver students with seismically safer learning environments.
Since September 2017, the Government of B.C. has invested more than $300 million to seismically upgrade or replace 12 schools in Vancouver.
Also since September of 2017, the Government of B.C. has announced $3.2 billion for new and improved schools and land purchases for future schools throughout the province.
The investment includes adding approximately 21,000 new student spaces and 33,000 seismically safer seats in B.C. schools.
Budget 2023 includes $3.4 billion for school capital investments to provide better places for students to learn.