Tuesday, January 30, 2024

SD52 launches Middle School Replacement survey; sets information night for February 6

How the new PRMS replacement project move ahead will be the topic
of a February information session at the school

The path forward for the replacement of Prince Rupert Middle School will be put forward by SD52 School officials next month, with the Board of Education to host an information night at the Ninth Avenue West school on Tuesday. February 6th.

The one hour  Drop In session, which is planned for 6-7 PM at the Gymnasium at PRMS will feature staff from the District, along with project architects and project Manager.


The project which was announced in September by North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice and School Board officials will see a new two or three storey facility rise adjacent to the current building, with room for 600 students.

In November, we noted that the School District had developed an arrangement with SD39 in Vancouver towards a management contract for the replacement project. 

Some of the features towards the new build can be reviewed from an information sheet released through the SD52 website. Among the notes is the nature of the work to take place and a focus on First Peoples Principles of Learning as part of the new school design.

The timeline ahead will see the Design work continue until the Spring of 2025, with the shovels hitting the round in the Spring of next year. It's anticipated that the building will be complete and ready for move in by the Fall of 2027.

As the project moves forward, the School District has created a home page for the work, where updates will be posted as the new facility takes shape.

You can access that page here.

From those notes, the Board of Education is asking for those with an interest in the replacement project to take part in a survey currently live on the page.

The Board is looking for your input on the what improvements you may wish to see and any community factors and considerations towards the project,

They also ask about what you may want to hear more about an dhow you wish to be informed about the progress for the project.

You can access the survey page here.

More notes related to SD52 can be explored through our archive page.

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