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School district looking for input on $24M sale of old Burnaby elementary school

Virtual public meeting planned for Nov. 9 to discuss Duthie-Union deal
The former Duthie-Union Elementary School at 7231 Frances St. hasn't been used as a school since 1980.

The Burnaby school district is in the process of selling an old school site to support other capital projects – and it’s looking for feedback from local residents.

Duthie-Union Elementary School at 7231 Frances St. hasn’t been used as a school since 1980, and the district has determined it is “surplus to the district’s current and future educational needs.”

The district has been in negotiations with the Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, B.C.’s French language school board, and plans to sell the North Burnaby school for $24 million.

“The plan proposes selling the site and using the proceeds to support other capital needs,” states a district news release.

To provide details about the sale to the public and gather input, the district will host a virtual public meeting next Tuesday (Nov. 9) at 6:30 p.m.

Participants are asked to email questions in advance to by 8 a.m. Monday (Nov. 8).

Email that address for an autoreply that will include a link to register for the virtual meeting.

The same email can also be used to submit input and questions even if you don't plan to attend the meeting.

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