Ontario Government Building New Secondary School in Milton
Province gives approval to award the tender for St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Secondary School in Milton.
As part of Ontario’s ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province has provided the Halton Catholic District School Board with approval to award the tender for the new St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Secondary School. This is supported by an investment of $67 million, which includes additional funding of $13.5 million.
The Government of Ontario is delivering more than $26.6 billion in education funding for the 2022-23 school year, which is the highest investment in public education in Ontario’s history.
“The funding for the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Secondary School in Milton is great news for our community,” said Parm Gill, MPP for Milton. “I am most proud of our government for investing in new state-of-the-art equipment for the children and teachers. This investment will ensure families and students have access to a quality learning environment now and in the years ahead.”
Once completed, this project will deliver 1,611 secondary spaces for local families. The investment is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to providing $14 billion to support school construction, repair, and renewal over 10 years.
“Our government is investing $14 billion over ten years to build new schools, improve existing facilities and create childcare spaces to ensure young people can reach their full potential,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. “By building the new state-of-the-art St. Kateri Catholic Secondary School in Milton, as well as investing in tutoring and mental health supports for the year ahead, we are getting students in Milton back on track now and well into the future. While we make progress building this new secondary school in Milton to support hard-working parents, we remain committed to keeping students in more normal classrooms with extra curriculars, sports, and clubs.”
“Under Premier Ford’s leadership, we’re building more state-of-the-art schools to support the needs of Ontario’s students, families and growing communities. By investing in innovative and modern learning spaces, we’re ensuring students have access to the quality education that will provide them with lifelong skills and education in a safe and healthy environment,” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “These investments are one of the ways we’re delivering on our promise to build Ontario, with an infrastructure budget of more than $148 billion over the next decade.”
“Additional funding for the construction of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Secondary School is wonderful news for the students, staff and families in this growing school community in Milton”, said Marvin Duarte, Chair of the Halton Catholic School Board and Milton Trustee. “As a Catholic school district, we recognize the importance of community. We value the continued partnership and collaboration with MPP Parm Gill and his dedication to the needs of our Milton students and families.”
Since 2018, the government has approved nearly 200 school construction projects and the development of more than 300 childcare and education building-related projects, of which more than 100 are actively under construction.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Secondary School will be located at the intersection of Louis St. Laurent Avenue and Kennedy Circle in Milton.