Ontario Bringing new schools and renovations to Halton
Province Supporting Students and Families with New and Improved Facilities
January 19th, 2018
Ontario is supporting families in Halton with two new schools, and three renovations that will provide a modern learning environment for students. In addition to the school renovations, there will be an addition 17 childcare rooms created through these projects. The following are the projects coming to Halton:
MPP Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton was at Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School in Milton to announce that the province is investing over $65 Million in new schools and renovations in the Halton region. This is an exciting expansion, and will positively affect students and create an additional 289 childcare spaces throughout Halton
This is part of a new investment across the province to build 39 brand new schools and undertake 40 major renovations or additions that will include more than 2,700 licensed child care spaces for children aged 0-4, helping more families access safe and affordable child care closer to home.
Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
“These new schools, renovations and additions are an important investment for communities across Ontario. They will help to build a strong foundation for our children's education. These projects will provide students with great learning environments and will support working families with access to safe, quality licensed child care closer to home.” - Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of Education & Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care
"We are grateful to the Ministry of Education for their ongoing support to improve the learning environments for our students. This investment in our schools will help us support student achievement and well-being.” - Andréa Grebenc, Chair of the Halton District School Board
“Today’s announcement is wonderful news for our school district as a whole, but more importantly, it is wonderful news for the students and families in our district. We are grateful for the ongoing support and commitment of the Ministry of Education through the provision of this funding.” - Diane Rabenda, Chair of the Halton Catholic District School Board
“This is excellent news for École secondaire catholique Sainte-Trinité in Oakville. This funding will allow the school to increase its capacity to accommodate the ever growing school community. Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir’s schools are destinations of choice. Our students receive top quality education and are encouraged to reach their full potential.” - Melinda Chartrand, Chair of Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir.
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