MPP Triantafilopoulos Helps Break Ground for New North East Oakville School
New School Approved and Funded by PC Government Shows Results of PC Increase in Education Funding
May 2, 2019
Oakville – Oakville North-Burlington MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos was excited to join with Halton District School Board members, parents and students today to break ground for a new elementary school in north east Oakville. The school, delayed under the previous government, was approved for funding by PC Education Minister Lisa Thompson in January.
In her remarks, MPP Triantafilopoulos paid tribute to the Oakville parents for their hard work advocating for the school and thanked the Minister for listening to the needs of the community and approving funding from the provincial government. The new school is an essential investment for the community and key to ensuring that students succeed. It will help alleviate overcrowding at neighbouring Oakville schools.
Ontario’s PC Government is committed to protecting what matters most. The new school demonstrates the results of increased education funding by the government. Both the Halton District School Board and the Halton Catholic District School Board have received increased funding from the provincial government for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Overall, the Ontario Government has increased education spending by $700 million dollars this year.
Quotes from Effie Triantafilopoulos MPP:
“We know that high-quality education requires a modern curriculum, appropriate infrastructure and the right funding. I am proud that our government is providing all three to Ontario students. Funding to both Halton school boards is up this year, we have reformed the curriculum to enhance teaching in math and other subjects and we are spending provincial funds on needed projects like the new north east Oakville school.”
“Thanks to the parents who worked so hard to get this school approved and funded by the Minister. I am proud that our government, and our Education Minister listens to the needs of our parents and students, and takes action to ensure high-quality education.”
- the school will create space for 776 pupils in Oakville, as well as 88 child care spaces
- The new $20.7 million elementary school will be located at Sixth Line and Dundas Street
- On top of this year’s $700 million increase in education funding, the Ontario Government has budgeted $1.6 billion over four years to ensure no teacher loses their job due to changes to class sizes or e-learning
Media Contact: Mark Hensen, Constituency Assistant