Funding for Catholic school upgrades
Four Catholic elementary schools in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board received Ontario capital funding for school infrastructure to more effectively use elementary school space as the Board consolidates school enrollment. The announcement happened at the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board offices on June 13. The total value of the contracts at all four schools will exceed $3 million.
- At St. Valentine School, retrofitting, renewal, site preparation, and four new portables will enable the consolidation of St. Gertrude School. Two regular classrooms will be retrofitted to create two new full-day kindergarten classrooms. The full-day kindergarten playground will be expanded, and other upgrades will include sidewalks, asphalt repairs and lighting;
- At St. Gregory School, one new portable, site preparation and such renewal work as new windows, new asphalt, painting and sidewalk repairs will accommodate the consolidation of St. Gertrude at that school;
- At St. Bernadette and at St. Herbert Schools, renewal work such as painting, new asphalt, sidewalk repairs and flooring; as well as windows and air conditioning (at St. Bernadette) will enable both schools to accommodate the consolidation of St. Dunstan School.
Work at these four schools are among 120 such school infrastructure projects across Ontario. School buildings are more than bricks and mortar. They are where the future is born in the minds of the children who will see Ontario through the 21st century.