The BC government says it will study the possibility of school improvements on Haida Gwaii.
Premier Christy Clark announced $150,000 for the project during a meeting Thursday with Old Massett Village Council Chief Ken Rea and community leaders at Chief Matthews Elementary School,
The village council has proposed a $4-million update to the on-reserve school. It wants $2 million from the province to add a gym which would act as community hub and $2 million from Ottawa to add more classrooms to the school.
As it stands, the province funds off-reserve schools while the federal government funds on-reserve schools.
The feasibility study will weigh whether a joint investment could serve both students and the community.
Chief Matthews Elementary is the only school in Old Massett and serves about 40 students from kindergarten to Grade 5.
There are two other schools located in the village of Masset which is two kilometres away.