Balanced budget supports student success Our 2013-2014 balanced budget is fiscally responsible and makes investments for long-term student achievement and success. Highlights of the $516 million budget include:
- funding for the Technological Education Program Renewal Project
- the introduction of the French Immersion program
- continued investments in full-day kindergarten and classroom technology
Building great places to learn
Our Facility Services Department has had a busy year of construction and renovations. Barrie’s newest public elementary school, Hyde Park Public School, went from ground breaking to doors opening in just over a year.
Fred C. Cook Public School was completely rebuilt during the 2012-13 school year, replacing the previous school and combining it with Bradford Public School.
The new Chris Hadfield Public School has formed as a school community and will learn together in the old Bradford Public School building while the new school is being built. Construction is scheduled to start in Spring 2014.
Keep up-to-date with our major construction projects with our New Schools section.