A Green Light for Greensville Elementary School!Published on August 16, 2019
MPP Donna Skelly says she’s delighted to announce the wait is over
Hamilton - Ontario's government is protecting what matters most by investing in new local schools to help provide our students with a world-class education system that ensures they have the skills they need to succeed. The province has given approval to tender up to $12.024M for a new Greensville Elementary School in Hamilton, Ontario. The new school will accommodate 381 new pupil places as well as two (2) new childcare rooms and is part of the province’s capital investment program to support students with better learning spaces.
“This is something I’ve been working toward for quite some time”, said Flamborough-Glanbrook MPP Donna Skelly. “There were some significant challenges to overcome in terms of budgeting, design alterations and of course, a change in government during the process, but at the end of the day, we all had a common goal and I couldn’t be happier to see this project get the go ahead.”
Highlights of the new Greensville Elementary School include:
• The new school will accommodate 381 new elementary pupil places.
• The new school will include two (2) new child care rooms
“Progress like this depends on creative thinking and strong partnerships. We thank the Ministry and MPP Donna Skelly for collaborating in support of Greensville students and families. We also thank the City of Hamilton, former area trustees, current Trustee Paul Tut and, most importantly, the Spencer Valley and Greensville school communities for helping realize this exiting school renewal.” Chair Alex Johnstone
Ontario recently announced Education that Works for You, a new plan to modernize curriculum, modernize classrooms and empower educators to better prepare students for the realities of today's modern world. By supporting school infrastructure needs, the government is helping education work for communities like Hamilton, as part of a plan to deliver the world-class education system that our students deserve.
“We are excited to get shovels in the ground, begin construction and have students settled into their new elementary school on the Greensville site. This is great news for area residents who have been patiently awaiting a collaborative community hub that will include a Ministry daycare followed by a city community centre and library branch.” Trustee Paul Tut.
“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential. Our financing of the addition to Greensville Elementary School further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in capital projects and our overall commitment to supporting public education in Ontario.”
Hon. Stephen Lecce
Minister of Education
• The Ford Government is protecting what matters most by working with school board partners to invest in capital projects that advance student learning.
• The Ford Government announced in Budget 2019 that over the next ten years, Ontario is investing nearly $13 billion in capital grants, including allocating over $500M this year alone to improve classrooms for our children.
• This massive investment will build new schools and help existing schools after a decade of Liberal closures and maintenance backlog.
• This funding could be used to replace aging heating or air conditioning systems, repair roofs and windows, and install important accessibility features like elevators and ramps.
• The Ministry of Education is currently accepting submissions from school boards for their top 10 school-based capital priorities for funding consideration as well as support for the expansion of childcare spaces.
• The Ministry reviews all Capital Priorities submissions for eligibility and announces successful projects annually.