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Ontario building new school in Markham

The Ontario government is investing $30 million in the York Region District School Board for the new Angus Glen South Elementary School.

This will support the creation of 638 student spaces and 48 licensed childcare spaces in Markham as part of the government’s commitment to building state-of-the-art learning spaces for Ontario students.

“This funding to the Angus Glen South Elementary School not only responds to the needs of our local community but also reflects our commitment to modernizing learning environments and supporting our students and their families,” said MPP Billy Pang, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education. “These massive investments are essential for building a better Ontario for our children and future generations.”

This project is part of a $1.3 billion plan that more than doubles funding to build new schools and expansions, including childcare spaces, announced by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, as part of the Capital Priorities Program.

The overall investment, which is the highest ever made in a single year, supports the creation of more than 27,000 new student spaces and more than 1,700 licensed childcare spaces at schools across Ontario.

“Our government is more than doubling the funding to build new schools,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce.

“Our government is more than doubling the funding to build new schools, which represents the single largest investment in school building in Ontario history,” Lecce said. “We are stepping up with a massive investment to build the homes, schools, and communities our province needs and to ensure children have access to state-of-the-art schools close to home that give them real life and job skills to succeed in the future. I want to reiterate my thanks to MPP Billy Pang for his relentless advocacy for local families.”

Angus Glen South Elementary School will be located at a site to be acquired in Markham.

“We are excited and appreciative of the opportunity to construct a new school in our growing and vibrant community of Markham,” said Ron Lynn, Board Chair. “This announcement is timely and will help to meet the needs of our Markham students and their families. We look forward to creating another inclusive and equitable learning environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed.”

 

 

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