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Province provides approval to award tender for new school in Kingsville

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The Ontario government is investing over $59 million to build a new JK-12 school to help working families in Kingsville. The province has provided the Greater Essex County District School Board with approval to award the tender for construction of the new school, including 1,798 student spaces and 98 licensed child care spaces, as part of the government’s commitment to building modern, accessible, and technologically connected schools for Ontario youth.

The new Kingsville JK-12 will be located at 1620 Jasperson Drive in Kingsville. 

In November 2021, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced support for 78 school and child care related projects. As part of this investment, the province dedicated more than $565 million to create more than 19,700 new student spaces and 1,500 child care spaces at schools across the province.

  “The Government of Ontario is strongly committed to providing students in Essex County with the modern, accessible, and technologically-connected learning spaces they deserve,” said Minister of Education Stephen Lecce. “By funding construction of a new school in Kingsville, our government is helping local students reach their full potential with a modern school, along with affordable child care for working families.”

  The investment is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to provide $14 billion to support school construction over ten years. There are currently more than 300 child care and education building-related projects in development across Ontario with more than 100 actively under construction.

“This is an exciting project for us, for Kingsville and the surrounding communities. We are very appreciative of the Government of Ontario for their support that will allow us to provide everyone with the best school possible.” - Erin Kelly, Director of Education, Greater Essex County District School Board

  Ontario’s investment in new and updated schools will create the foundation for a modern learning environment for hundreds of students across the province.

  The governments of Canada and Ontario have allocated more than $600 million to support ventilation improvements in schools across Ontario as part of its plans for a safer return to school. The Greater Essex County District School Board has benefited from an investment of $14.1 million for ventilation improvements and has 974 HEPA filter units in place.

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