Capital funding announcement - July 2020

Capital Priorities Funding
Posted on 07/23/2020
The Simcoe County District School Board is appreciative of the funding for capital priorities that the board receives from the Ministry of Education. Recently, the board was informed that it was successful in obtaining funding for two of its top ten capital priorities. 

The announcement includes a new 593 pupil place elementary school in south Bradford, with an estimated construction value of $13.5M. This is welcome news for an area in the board that is facing significant growth and enrolment pressures. 

The announcement also includes a new 190 pupil place elementary school in Shanty Bay, with an estimated construction value of $5.9M. This is funding for the replacement of the current school, which has been deemed prohibitive to repair.

We anticipate that these new schools will open in September 2023.

Further information regarding the capital priorities update released by the government of Ontario can be found here: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/07/ontario-building-and-expanding-schools-across-the-province.html.



Information: 
John Dance, Associate Director/Superintendent of Human Resource Services
705-734-6363 x11375