Facility partnership announcement

The Township of Oro-Medonte and the SCDSB announce facility partnership
Posted on 06/22/2018

The Township of Oro-Medonte and the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) are formalizing plans for development of a joint use facility in the Township of Oro-Medonte. This facility is proposed to include a 357 pupil place elementary school, an EarlyON Child and Family Centre and community centre.

After investigating potential locations, Township and board staff identified a Township-owned property located east of the intersection of Horseshoe Valley Road and Line 4 North (known as 739 Horseshoe Valley Road West) as the preferred location. Staff are currently in the process of carrying out the necessary due diligence to confirm the feasibility of the site.

This project presents a unique opportunity to provide residents and students with a facility and services in a cost effective manner that maximizes the benefits to the community.

Please note that the planning and development of a facility can take considerable time. More information including anticipated completion dates and partnership details will be shared as they become available.

Township of Oro-Medonte
The Township is planning to hold public consultation and engagement sessions pertaining to community centre opportunities and needs in July/August 2018. The community will be notified when dates are determined.

A separate joint public engagement session with the SCDSB will be held further along in the design process.

Information:
Shawn Binns, Director, Operations and Community Services
Township of Oro-Medonte
705-487-2171 x2127


Simcoe County District School Board
The SCDSB will be reviewing student accommodation options during the 2018-2019 school year. The intent of this review is to establish the attendance area for the elementary school, and determine the location of the area French Immersion program. The school communities will be notified about the details of the public consultation process in the fall of 2018.

A separate joint public engagement session with the Township of Oro-Medonte will be held further along in the design process.

Information:
Brian Jeffs, Superintendent of Business and Facility Services
Simcoe County District School Board
705-734-6363 x11259