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  • August 31, 2011

New French-Language School for Stouffville Students

McGuinty Government Supports Student Success, Delivers Better Places To Learn

Ontario is giving French-language students in Stouffville a better place to learn.

The province is helping the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud build a new combined elementary-secondary school for 420 students in Stouffville to improve access to French-language learning.

Investing in new and revitalized schools is an important part of the McGuinty government’s plan to strengthen and improve education. Ontario continues to invest in school renewal projects that deliver new roofs, windows and boilers to make schools cleaner, greener and better places to learn.

QUOTES

“Our government realizes the importance of expanding and growing our French-language schools in Ontario. This new French language school in Stouffville means greater access to education for French speaking students in my riding of Oak Ridges-Markham."

- Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham

“The Stouffville area has a large number of francophone families who will soon have the option to send their children to a French-language Catholic school. We are pleased that the Ontario government has recognized the need to invest in this fast growing region. This new school will become an important engine of development in this community, providing a French-language Catholic education that will train bilingual students who are capable of doing their part in establishing the economic and social vitality of the Ontario of tomorrow.”

-Chair Yves Lévesque, Chair of Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud.

QUICK FACTS

  • Across the province, Ontario is investing approximately $650 million over the next three years to support capital projects at local schools. As part of this, Ontario has allocated $45 million to expand access to French-language education.
  • Since 2003, 92 new schools have opened or are underway in York Region, including Stouffville District Secondary School, built by the York Region District School Board, and a new elementary school in Stouffville planned by the York Catholic District School Board.
  • Ontario has invested approximately $1.1 billion to help build new schools and additions in York Region since 2003.
  • Since 2003, 400 schools have been built across the province.

LEARN MORE

·Find out more about capital investments in schools.

·Read about French-language education in Ontario.

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