ontario approves construction tender for kincardine school addition
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Ontario approves construction tender for Kincardine school addition

The Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board has provincial approval to award the tender for construction of an eight-classroom addition and a four-room child care centre addition at St. Anthony’s School.

A media release from Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson said the province is investing $13 million in the project.

She expected the classroom and child care additions will provide more student spaces in a new, quality learning environment for the growing student population in Kincardine. And it is also expected to deliver safe and affordable child care for working families.

“The funding for an eight-classroom addition and a four-room child care addition at St. Anthony’s School is great news for our community,” said Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson. “This investment will ensure families and students have access to a quality learning environment for years to come.”

“After a decade of school closures under the previous government, Ontario is once again building state-of-the-art learning centres with modern ventilation and safety top of mind,” said Minister of Education Stephen Lecce. “By creating new student spaces and expanding child care opportunities at St. Anthony’s School, our government is responding to the needs of Kincardine families and helping to prepare students for lifelong success.”

The Ontario government has allocated more than $600 million to support ventilation improvements in schools across Ontario as part of its plans for a safer return to school. The Bruce-Grey Catholic School Board has benefited from an investment of over $329,000 for ventilation improvements and has 57 HEPA filter units in place.

Highlights of the project include:

· 190 elementary student spaces
· 78 child care spaces
· Four child care rooms
· New gymnasium

“This investment by the Ontario government is a key piece to improving St. Anthony’s School,” said Lori Di Castri, Chair of the Board for Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board. “With the population growth we’ve seen in Kincardine and the surrounding area, St. Anthony’s has continued to be a large part of the community, but has been over capacity for some time. We have seen students and staff find unique ways to use the current space and this planned construction will open up many new opportunities. Investing in our Catholic schools is an investment in our students and in our community. We look forward to strengthening Bruce-Grey CDSB’s partnerships with the community and our students as we help build an even better learning environment.”
St. Anthony’s School is located at 709 Russell Street in Kincardine.
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