Capital Funding for Three Projects

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The Ontario government is investing $6.1 million into major capital and school renewal projects within the Algoma District School Board (ADSB), announced David Orazietti, MPP.

“Our government is committed to giving our students a world class education,” said Orazietti. “This investment towards Sault Ste. Marie’s consolidation projects will allow us to reinvest savings back into our children’s education, providing a good school environment where students can focus on their learning and personal achievements.”

This funding is supporting consolidation in the Algoma District School Board’s schools, which will reduce the cost of under-utilized space and reinvest those savings back into the classroom.

The investment will support three ADSB projects:

· $5,256,765 million for the JK-6 addition at Central Algoma Secondary School
· $630,000 towards an expansion at East View Public School
· $210,000 towards the demolition of Arthur Henderson Annex, creating more green space for Arthur Henderson P.S. students

“We are extremely grateful for the additional funding being provided to support our capital projects and ultimately, our learners. We have remained diligent in our efforts to continuously review and manage our capital priorities and it is reassuring to know that Ontario is equally committed to maintain ing one of the best education systems in the world, delivered in the best learning environments,” said Lucia Reece, Director of Education, Algoma District School Board. “On behalf of the students, staff and families of the Algoma District School Board, I want to thank the Ontario Government and our MPP, David Orazietti, whose commitment to ensuring that investments continue for the betterment of our community and our province is unwavering.”

Investing in schools is part of the government’s economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire