Province announces new schools for Windsor, Amherstburg and LaSalle
Published Monday, October 31, 2016 10:23AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, October 31, 2016 5:24PM EDT
Windsor, Amherstburg and LaSalle are getting money for new schools, according to a news release from the province.
In Windsor, the province is announcing $26-million in funding for a new Catholic secondary school for 850 students to address the facility condition and renewal backlog at Catholic Central Secondary School.
It would be built on the site of the old Windsor arena and Water World.
In Amherstberg, the province has announced a new secondary school for 819 students to accommodate the consolidation of General Amherst High School and Western Secondary School. The cost is estimated at nearly $24-million.
In LaSalle, more than $9-million will be made available for a new elementary school for 423 students to address the facility condition and renewal backlog at Prince Andrew Public School.
Public school officials must now begin the site selection and design process.
Across the province, Ontario is building 28 new schools and expanding and renovating 23 existing ones.
Officials say this investment will ensure more students are benefitting from state-of-the-art learning facilities that can deliver a full range of programming.