New Drummondville Elementary School to be completed by this time next year

By Gordon Lambie
New Drummondville Elementary School to be completed by this time next year
(Photo : Architectural sketches/Courtesy)

A virtual groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday morning for the project to build a new English elementary school in Drummondville. Excavation began on Feb. 8 and work on the $16.6 million facility is expected to last until late January or early February of 2022.
“This is a thrilling moment for English education in Drummondville and the regions,” said Michael Murray, Chair of the Eastern Townships School Board, noting that Drummondville Elementary has been in near constant expansion since the school was opened in the community in 1998. Prior to that, the city had been without an English elementary school since the end of the 1981-82 school year, when the older building was closed due to low enrolment.
“Parents assured us that if we opened a school, the students would come,” he said, adding that the project has proven such a success that it has since been expanded three times and is still bursting at the seams.

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