ONTARIO BUILDING NEW SCHOOL IN MILTON
Milton, ON – Today, Parm Gill, MPP for Milton, announced an investment of $23.3 million in the Halton Catholic District School Board for a new Milton #11 Catholic Elementary School, to help families in Milton.
“Milton is receiving a brand new #11 Catholic Elementary School to support our community’s growing population,” said Parm Gill, MPP for Milton. “This investment will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for the children of Milton.”
Along with five school expansions, this is the ninth new school in Milton since 2018. The Ontario government has invested over $250 million in capital investments for new schools and school expansions in Milton.
“We are building new schools, building more affordable child care spaces, and building hope and opportunity for Ontario students as they learn in more normal and safer classrooms,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. “We believe that students deserve to learn in-person in state-of-the-art facilities that are internet connected, accessible, with modern ventilation systems, which is why our government is delivering a major investment that accelerates construction to get it done for parents, students, and communities.”
“Under Premier Ford’s leadership, our government is delivering more schools across the province to support the needs of Ontario’s students, families and growing communities. By cutting red tape and introducing the Rapid Build pilot project to expedite procurement and construction processes to build better schools faster, we’re ensuring that students reap the benefits of state-of-the-art learning facilities sooner and have access to education in a safe and healthy environment.” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “These investments are just one of the ways we’re building critical infrastructure – such as schools, hospitals, long-term care homes and public transit – that Ontarians rely on with a budget over $148 billion over the next decade.”
“A new Catholic elementary school will allow us to keep meeting the growing needs of this vibrant community, and extend our reach in providing the gift of Catholic education to students and families in the Town of Milton”, said Marvin Duarte, Chair of the Board and Milton Trustee. “We value the continued partnership and collaboration with MPP Parm Gill and his dedication to the needs of students and families in this community.”
“This is very welcome news for our school district, and for the students and families in Milton, one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario”, said Patrick Murphy, Milton Trustee. “We look forward to proceeding with the site acquisition for a new school to help address the ongoing enrolment pressures we continue to experience in Southeast Milton.”
Milton #11 Catholic Elementary School will be located at a site to be acquired in Milton.