The former Burnside Elementary School was planned to reopen as the Burnside Education Centre in September 2017. Due to rising construction estimates, the project has been halted.
The intention of the renovation was to provide improved classroom and programming space in the 2017-2018 school year for the majority of students and teachers currently located at the SJ Willis Education Centre. SJ Willis students will remain at their existing school while further long-term planning occurs. While further planning is ongoing, the District is reviewing the possibility of expanding childcare options in portables at the site.
Built in 1912 and located at 3130 Jutland Road, the Burnside Elementary School was closed in 2006 due to declining enrolment and had been leased to the Burnside Gorge Community Association for community programs since that time.