New elementary school in North-East Oakville approved

North-East Oakville
New elementary school in North-East Oakville approved

The Halton District School Board has received notice from the Ministry of Education of final funding approval for the construction of the new elementary school in north-east Oakville. The new elementary school will be located at Sixth Line and Dundas Street.

Once complete, the $20.7 million elementary school will provide an innovative and supportive learning environment for 776 students, in addition to 88 child care spaces. The school is expected to open in September 2020.

At the Board meeting of December 5, 2018, HDSB trustees expressed concern that delays may have an impact on new school building projects and unanimously supported a recommendation to inform the Halton community regarding the status of new school building projects.

Trustees worked with local provincial MPP for Oakville North-Burlington, Effie Triantafilopoulos, the Ministry of Education and the Ontario government to resolve the final funding issues.

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The new construction timeline, however, does still require an alternate plan for accommodating and registering students for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents/guardians in the area received emails in December 2018 outlining this plan.

“The building of this new elementary school will help accommodate the tremendous housing growth occurring in north-east Oakville,” says Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board. “The Halton District School Board is one of the few growing Boards in Ontario, and accommodating this growth in areas where enrolment pressures are highest is a priority.”

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