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  • June 17, 2009

Better Buildings, Better Learning

McGuinty Government Helping Local Public School Students Succeed

Markham - Ontario is giving kids better places to learn by improving publicly funded schools. Students in Oak Ridges will benefit from funding to build new Catholic elementary school accommodations.

As part of a $500 million province-wide investment, the government is providing funds to address the accommodation needs of local students.

The York Catholic District School Board will receive $3.1 million to build a new addition at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Elementary School in Oak Ridges.

Ontario is investing in a variety of ways to improve schools and make schools better places to learn. Projects include building new schools, expanding existing school facilities and reconfiguring school space to reduce energy costs. This also creates economic benefits, such as work for local companies and helps to support a stronger, greener economy.

“Building and improving school facilities creates safe and engaging places for our students to learn and grow,” says Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham. “This kind of significant education investment will go a long way to support local students for generations to come.”

“By investing in better schools for our students, we’re helping them to succeed and reach their full potential. Investing in school infrastructure strengthens the province’s economy by creating jobs and positioning Ontario’s students for success,” says Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Education.

“The Board is very pleased with this announcement,” says Elizabeth Crowe, Chair, York Catholic District School Board. “The Lady of Annunciation Catholic Elementary School is in a high growth area of Oak Ridges and we are thankful that the government has provided funding for a 6 –classroom addition to help accommodate the catholic students in the area.”

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