I was very pleased to join staff from Lasalle Secondary School and Rainbow District School Board to announce that Ontario is investing more than $23 million to support Rainbow District School Board in completing several new infrastructure projects. We're building a new elementary school for 387 students in Sudbury, and renovating four other area schools to provide the best possible learning environments. This will lay the groundwork for their future success and improve access to licensed child care for local families.
These new projects will provide students with modern facilities that support student learning and help the Rainbow District School Board reduce costs associated with under-used space. The new JK to Grade 6 elementary school will accommodate students from Carl A Nesbitt, Ernie Checkers, and Westmount Avenue Public School and also house three child care rooms and one child and family program room.
Renovation projects will be completed at four other area schools, including:
- A gym addition for Confederation Secondary School.
- Churchill Public School to accommodate incoming students from Cyril Varney Public School.
- Chelmsford Valley District Community School to accommodate students from Chelmsford Public School and Grades 7 and 8 students from Larchwood Public School.
- Using underutilized rooms for new child care spaces at Levack Public School.
These projects are part of the largest infrastructure investment in schools, hospitals, public transit, roads and bridges in Ontario’s history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
The best investment a government can make is in its young learners. The new school and renovations to others will provide local students with modern learning facilities and are terrific additions to Sudbury.