The Halton District School Board is pleased to receive capital funding from the Ministry of Education to provide additions/renovations to two Burlington secondary schools and to build two new elementary schools and child care centres in Milton and Oakville.
The provincial government will provide the Board with approximately $10.9 million to renovate and provide additions to Nelson High School and approximately $4.5 million to renovate and provide additions to M.M. Robinson High School in Burlington. This work will equip the schools with additional program spaces to improve the learning experience for students. These enhancements will accommodate the new school communities that will be coming together as a result of the Burlington Secondary School Program and Accommodation Review (PAR).
“With this funding, we are able to strengthen our schools and provide improved programming for all students in Burlington," says Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board. “Specifically, this funding will ensure an improved learning environment for students transitioning into new spaces. Our integration committees have been key to coordinating this important transition for Burlington students. This process is being led by our experienced staff, with input and support from dedicated parents."
Bringing together these school communities and enhancing the learning environments at these schools will provide more equitable learning opportunities for Burlington students. The Halton District School Board, in cooperation with its provincial partners, will continue to act in the best interest of all students.
Design plans for the renovations and additions to M.M. Robinson High School and Nelson High School will be shared for community input in Spring 2018.
The Board has a commitment to implement the decisions made as a result of the Burlington Secondary School Program and Accommodation Review (PAR). Updates and current developments in the implementation process of the PAR can be viewed on the Board website (www.hdsb.ca) by searching “PAR Implementation".
In addition, the Ministry of Education will provide the Board with a total of approximately $32 million to build a new elementary school in southwest Milton (Milton SW #11) and a new elementary school in northeast Oakville (Oakville NE #2). A total of approximately $4.5 million will be provided to build a new five-room child care centre for the new elementary school in northeast Oakville and the new elementary school in southwest Milton.
"We are grateful to the Ministry of Education for their ongoing support to improve the learning environments for our students," says Andréa Grebenc, Chair of the Halton District School Board.
“This investment in our schools will help us support student achievement and well-being."
For additional information, contact:
Stuart Miller, Director of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 Toll free: 1-877-618-3456