New and Improved Schools in Eastern Ontario
Province Supporting Students with Better Learning Spaces
Peterborough, ON – Oct 31, 2016
Ontario is building two new high-quality modern schools and renovating existing schools to better support student achievement and well-being in Eastern Ontario.
The new projects include:
•A new elementary school for 647 students in Eastern Peterborough to consolidate students currently attending King George Public School and Armour Heights Public School.
•A new Catholic elementary school for 423 students.
•Moving six relocatable classroom modules from École secondaire catholique régionale de Hawkesbury to École élémentaire catholique Saint-Joseph to relieve accommodation pressure.
•Renovating and retrofitting space at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Elementary School in Whitney to accommodate 26 elementary students from Whitney Public School.
Across the province, Ontario is building 28 new schools and expanding and renovating 23 existing ones. This investment will ensure more students are benefitting from state-of-the-art learning facilities that can deliver a full range of programming.
Investing in better buildings for better learning is part of the government’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
“High-quality schools are the heart of our local communities and the foundation of our publicly funded education system. We know that better buildings support better learning. The funding announced today is a strategic investment in student achievement and well-being, and in the long-term prosperity of our province.”