ONTARIO IMPROVING NEW SCHOOL IN MILTON
Milton, ON – The Ontario government is investing $3.6 million in the Halton District School Board for an expansion to the new Milton SE #13 Public Elementary School, helping more families in Milton. This investment, announced by Parm Gill, MPP for Milton, will support the creation of 138 student spaces as part of the Ontario Government’s commitment to building state-of-the-art schools for Ontario youth.
Milton SE #13 was approved on February 7th, 2022, for 788 elementary student spaces and 88 childcare spaces.
“The addition at Milton SE #13 Public Elementary School will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for the children of Milton,” said Parm Gill, MPP for Milton. “Since 2018 our government has fought hard for families in Milton, and I will continue to be a strong voice for our
This is the fifth new school expansion 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.”
The investment is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to provide $14 billion to support school construction over ten years. Since 2018, the government has approved nearly 200 new projects and there are currently more than 300 child care and education building-related projects in development, with more than 100 actively under construction.
“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.”
“The Halton District School Board is excited at the opportunity this increased funding will provide us and want to thank the Ministry of Education and the provincial government for its ongoing support within the growing Halton community” said Margo Shuttleworth, Chair of the Halton District School Board. “This additional funding will allow for an additional 138 pupil places. The school will now accommodate 926 Kindergarten – Gr 8 students and will also include a five-room child care centre accommodating 88 toddlers and preschool aged children. The school is anticipated to be open for the 2024/25 school year. We are thankful for the provincial government’s continued support for Halton and it’s growing communities”.
Milton SE #13 Public Elementary School will be located at Louis St. Laurent Blvd & Trudeau Drive in Milton.