Funding for Addition and Renewal Work at Collegiate Approved
As part of the Lower Stoney Creek Accommodation Review, the Board of Trustees approved the closure of Collegiate Avenue, Eastdale, Green Acres, Memorial (Stoney Creek), Mountain View, and R.L. Hyslop, pending Ministry of Education funding for three new JK-8 elementary schools on the Collegiate, Eastdale and Memorial (Stoney Creek) sites.
As you may be aware, HWDSB did not receive funding for a new school on the Collegiate Site but did receive $6 million in funding for an addition to Collegiate that will accommodate an additional 213 students and a 3-room child care centre, while supporting the consolidation of Green Acres and R.L. Hyslop. In addition, HWDSB allocated $4.35 million for renewal and elementary benchmark work for a total of $10.35 million to be spent at Collegiate. This additional funding required approval from the Ministry of Education before the project could begin.
I’m pleased to inform you that we have received official approval to proceed from the Ministry for the $10.35 million project to begin at Collegiate.
Please read the following Collegiate Approval to Proceed Letter for more information.