Ontario approves new Binbrook elementary school
The Ontario government is investing over $500 million to build 30 new schools and make permanent additions to 15 existing facilities, supporting over 25,000 student spaces across the province.
- Ministry of Education news release, Ontario Building and Expanding Schools across the Province
- MPP Donna Skelly news release, Province Approves Construction of New Elementary School in Binbrook to Strengthen Student Learning
HWDSB is pleased to share the approval to proceed with a second elementary school in Binbrook.
Statement by HWDSB Chair Alex Johnstone
“This is exciting news for the students and families at Bellmoore Elementary School and the wider Binbrook community, who have been advocating for a new elementary school. Staff are excited to begin the process to obtain the land for the site.
Binbrook’s steady growth over the years made accommodations a challenge for families as a new school was needed. Parents and staff worked hard to find solutions to keep as many students as possible at Bellmoore while sending some students to Shannen Koostachin Elementary School in Stoney Creek.
We thank the Ministry of Education for the investment in this capital project and for acknowledging the importance of a modern learning facility that will serve the community for generations to come. We also thank MPP Donna Skelly for advocating in support of students and families within Binbrook, who I know will all be excited to see the realization of this capital project.”
New School in Binbrook Information:
- A second elementary school in the Binbrook community
- Land has not been purchased yet
- 615 pupil places
- $13,528,858 received from ministry in funding
- Dedicated child care space is not identified for this school
Facts about Government investment in HWDSB:
- HWDSB staff are excited to proceed with obtaining the land for the site.
- Ministry has increased its funding benchmarks by four percent to recognize rising construction costs.
- Ministry’s total capital investment in HWDSB over the years is a total of $219.6 million for 29 projects.
- The 29 projects have been approved through Capital Priorities, School Consolidation Capital and Child Care Capital Programs grants.
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Shawn McKillop, APR
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