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Better Buildings, Better Learning

McGuinty Government Helping Local Public School Students Succeed

Ministry of Education

Ontario is giving kids better places to learn by improving publicly funded schools.  Students in Sarnia will benefit from funding for new and improved school accommodations.

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

St. Clair Catholic District School Board will receive $9.5 million to build two new elementary schools in Sarnia to support the new accommodations for students at St. Benedict, St. Margaret, St. Peter and St. Therese Catholic Elementary Schools.  This is in addition to the $4.2 million in Prohibitive to Repair funding which the board received in 2007 to address the facility conditions at St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School.

Lambton Kent District School Board will receive $1.5 million for a retrofit project at Rosedale Public School in Sarnia.

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.

Quick Facts

  • In April 2009, Ontario announced a $550 million investment to help over 1000 schools become more energy efficient, creating and sustaining over 5,500 jobs.
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested $4.8 billion through the Good Places to Learn program. So far, over 12,000 school renewal projects, which include replacing roofs, windows and boilers, are completed or underway in schools across the province.

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“By investing in better schools for our students, we're helping them to succeed and reach their full potential. This kind of significant education investment will go a long way to support local students in Sarnia for generations to come.”

Kathleen Wynne

Minister of Education



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