The province will fund a new French-language school in Val Thérèse


SUDBURY РThe Ontario government has given the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario approval to purchase a property in Val Th̩r̬se for the construction of a new French-language elementary school.

In a press release Wednesday evening, the province said the investment of $ 930,238 will provide the location with a new learning environment for students of Val Therese and Hanmer. The project is part of the province’s capital investment program to help students with better learning spaces.

“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them all the tools to reach their full potential,” Education Minister Stephen Lecce said in the communicated.

“Our funding for the purchase of the land once again demonstrates our government’s historic investment in Ontario schools and our overall commitment to supporting our students and families.

For students in Hanmer, Val Thérèse

“The funding for the purchase of this property is great news for hard-working families in the communities of Val Therese and Hanmer,” said Sam Oosterhoff, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education. “This investment will support a quality learning environment and new opportunities for local children so that they can reach their full potential.

The purchase of land in Val Thérèse will support the construction of a new French-language primary school for 567 students with a four-bedroom daycare and a one-room child and family center.

The new school will bring together ÉÉC Saint-Joseph, ÉÉC Sainte-Thérèse and ÉÉC Notre Dame. The municipal address of the property is 4291-4559, municipal road 80, Val Thérèse

The province announced in Budget 2019 that over the next 10 years, Ontario will invest more than $ 12 billion in capital grants, including $ 550 million in 2020-21 for new schools, expansions and major renovations.

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