7:30 a.m., May 16)
board makes new school in Avalon top priority
By Fred Sherwin
Ontario Ministry of Education will soon have two requests
for funding to build two new schools in the South Orléans
community of Avalon.
week after the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board approved
its 2012 capital priorities list with a new school in
Avalon ranked 8th, the Ottawa Catholic School Board established
it's own priorities with a new elementary school at the
top of the list.
to the Catholic board, St Teresa Catholic School is currently
operating at 130 per cent capacity with five portables
on site. By comparison, Avalon Public School is operating
at 140 per cent capacity with eight portables on site.
new school would be built at the corner of Esprit Dr.
and Vistapark Dr. in the northwest quadrant of Avalon.
Ontario Ministry of Education has informed boards that
up to $350 million has been allocated province wide for
new school construction in 2013 and 2014. That's nearly
half of the monies allocated last year.
school boards have been asked to submit wish lists containing
their top 10 capital priorities with business cases attached
for each project.
public board is hoping to build a new school in Avalon
by 2014, while the Catholic board says it doesn't need
a new school until 2015.
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