Ontario Government Supports New School Building in Stouffville
Province Approves Construction of New Building for Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and Additional Child Care Rooms
As part of Ontario's ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province has given York Catholic District School Board approval to tender a new school building in Stouffville for students from kindergarten to grade 12. The new building will include Blessed Chiara Badano Catholic Elementary School and St. Katharine Drexel Catholic High School.
The $37.1 million investment will provide a new, quality learning environment for the students of Stouffville, as well as new child care rooms. This project is part of the province’s capital investment program to support students with better learning spaces.
“I am excited to announce our government is continuing to make much needed investments in education in our community,” said Paul Calandra, MPP for Markham-Stouffville. “This new school is a very welcome addition to our town and will enhance quality education for our children.”
Ontario’s investment in new and updated schools will create the foundation for a modern learning environment for thousands of students across the province.
“After a decade of advocacy, our government is getting the job done for families in Stouffville,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “By delivering this major investment in a new school in Stouffville we are ensuring students learn in state of the art facilities that are safe, modern, and technologically connected.”
Highlights of the new school construction include:
- 1,333 elementary/secondary student spaces.
- 49 new licensed child care spaces.
- 3 new child care rooms.
The new school building will be located at 55 Meridian Drive in Stouffville.
- The Ontario Government is working with school board partners to invest in capital projects that advance safe and accessible learning opportunities for students.
- To create new opportunities for Ontario’s families, the government is investing up to $1 billion to create up to 30,000 new child care spaces in schools over five years.
- Over the next ten years, the Ontario government is investing about $14 billion in capital grants, including allocating $550 million in 2020-21 for new schools, additions and major renovations.
- This massive investment will build new schools and help existing schools after a decade of closures and maintenance backlog.
- Ontario is also providing school boards with a historic $1.4 billion in funding to renew and maintain existing schools.
- This funding could be used to replace aging heating or air conditioning systems, repair roofs and windows, and install important accessibility features like elevators and ramps.
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