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Ontario government announces funding for education in Brockville

A new elementary school and an addition to an existing one are both coming to Brockville.

That’s according to an announcement from MPP Steve Clark and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce, who both visited Brockville alongside Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) representatives this week to make the announcements.

The new school, called Brockville South Elementary School, received $28-million from the Ontario government. UCDSB Chair John McAllister says the project has been in the works for some time.

“A new school in the south-west end of Brockville will provide our students with increased learning opportunities and enhance the community around it,” he says. “We are grateful that the Ministry of Education and our local MPP Steve Clark have put so much support behind this project.”

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Meanwhile, Westminster Public School has received $10-million in provincial funding, which will go towards improvements to its gym, ventilation upgrades, and changes to multiple classrooms.

“To see the shovels in the ground encompasses our commitment to providing state-of-the-art facilities along,” McAllister says, “with equal and equitable learning spaces for all students to reach their full potential now and for the years ahead.”

According to UCDSB staff, the Westminster addition should be finished by next August, and Brockville South Elementary School is expected to start welcoming students in the fall of 2024.

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