Better Buildings, Better Learning in Stittsville and Kanata
McGuinty Government Helping Local Public School Students Succeed
Ontario is giving kids better places to learn by improving publicly funded schools. Students in Stittsville and Kanata will benefit from funding for new school accommodations and improvements.
As part of a $500 million provincewide investment, the government is providing funds to address the accommodation needs for local students.
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will receive $9.9 million to build a new school called New Stittsville Elementary School in Stittsville.
Ottawa Catholic School Board will receive $7.9 million to build a new school called Kanata North Elementary school in Kanata. This funding is in addition to the $5.5 million for improved school accommodations at St. Matthew and Lester B. Pearson Catholic schools in Orléans, announced on June 11, 2009.
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.
- 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.
“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 for generations to come.”