The Ontario government is investing $550 million in accelerated funding to build 20 new schools and make upgrades to eight existing facilities.
As part of its plan for a safe return to school, the province is supporting the York Region District School Board with approval for a new Stouffville elementary school.
For local families, this investment will mean an improved, quality learning environment. This new school is part of the province’s 2020-2021 Capital Priorities Program to support students with better and more modern learning spaces.
“I am thrilled with today’s provincial government announcement of $13.7 million in funding to York Region District School Board towards the building of a new elementary school on the old high school site on Edward Street,” Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt said.
It is critical that Ontario continues to invest in safe and modern schools that meet the needs of students, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These are not just investments in bricks and mortar, our government is investing in the future of our children by creating a better learning environment,” said Paul Calandra, MPP for Markham-Stouffville.
The Stouffville Elementary School will be located at the intersection of Edward Street and Millard Street in Whitchurch-Stouffville.
Photo: Education Minister Stephen Lecce and MPP Paul Calandra tour the site of the new Stouffville Elementary School, which will be located at the intersection of Edward St and Millard St.