Province Supporting Students and Families with Major Additions To Two Schools in Thorold and One in Niagara Falls
“These additions are an important investment for the Niagara Region.” — Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care
News from the Ontario Government
Posted January 30th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – The provincial government is supporting families in Niagara region with three school additions that will provide modern learning environments for students and more licensed child care spaces for families.
The expanded schools will help accommodate nearly 390 students and will include six new child care rooms with 98 new licensed child care spaces.
The new projects are:
- An addition to Forestview Public School in Niagara Falls to accommodate 184 students and create three new child care rooms with space for 49 children.
- An addition to Monsignor Clancy Catholic Elementary School to accommodate 104 students and create three new child care rooms with space for 49 children.
- An addition to Richmond Public School in Thorold to accommodate 101 students.
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 additions are an important investment for the Niagara Region. 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 and Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care
- Ontario is investing $11.8 million to help expand three schools in Niagara region. These projects will create a total of 98 new licensed child care spaces.
- In 2018, Ontario is investing $784 million in 79 new and renovated schools. This investment will also create a total of more than 2,700 new licensed child care spaces for children aged 0-4.
- Since 2013, the government has invested $9.1 billion in capital funding for school boards to support more than 160 new schools and more than 460 additions and renovations.
- Ontario is investing up to $1.6 billion in new capital funding over the next five years to support the creation of 45,000 new licensed child care spaces in schools, other public spaces and communities.
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