A proposed new Brentwood elementary school hasn't broken ground yet, but funding earmarked by Burnaby city council recently suggests the project will include a child-care facility.
Council has given approval in principle to up to $1.4 million for a new, 37-space child-care centre at the new school, which is planned for 4900 Dawson St., according to a report on closed-door meeting decisions released at Monday's regular council meeting.
The school district and city announced in February that the 4900 Dawson St. property, currently a city-owned park, had been chosen as the site of a new school.
Desperately needed to accommodate growth in the Brentwood town centre, the 715-student school could be open by the 2027-28 school year, according to school officials.
City staff have been directed to report back on cost and grant-funding requests for the new child-care centre at a later date.
Council has also earmarked a contribution of up to $6 million for an expanded gym at Brentwood Park Elementary School.
That school has been approved by the province for a major seismic upgrade and addition.
Staff will report back to council on the terms of a contribution agreement and joint-use agreement for the expanded gym.