Psst, want to build a new high school?

The replacement of Cowichan Secondary School has a been a priority for the Cowichan Valley School District for quite some time. - John McKinley/file
The replacement of Cowichan Secondary School has a been a priority for the Cowichan Valley School District for quite some time.
— image credit: John McKinley/file

Think Duncan needs a new secondary school?

Your chance to help get the ball rolling comes tomorrow.

Cowichan Secondary School is hosting a brainstorming session on how to replace the school Wednesday evening.

Cowichan Secondary Parents Advisory Committee chair Sara Warneken Lowe said folks from the district’s “feeder” elementary schools are gathering to discuss the possibilities for a Cow High replacement project and strategies to move the project forward faster.

“Cowichan valley kids deserve a new secondary school,” said Warneken Lowe in a new Facebook group Cowichan Secondary: Replacement School Action.

“Plans are in the pipeline to replace Cowichan Secondary School, but it’s not a done deal yet. Would you like to see this happen in time for your kids to benefit?”

Plans for a school replacement have sat stale since money to purchase the site for replacement was loaned more two years ago.

“It’s a community school, so we’d like to look at something that would have possible spaces for community groups, sports, and youth all the way up to seniors,” Warneken Lowe said. “We’re looking at connecting with some of those community groups who might be interested as well.”

Wednesday’s meeting will be first of many to come, promised Warneken Lowe.

Organizers are also looking at holding a much bigger session at the end of February with a guest speaker attending from Revelstoke who was involved in a similar committee in her community.

Tomorrow’s session starts at 7 p.m. at CSS.

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