July 11th, 2016
Ontario is investing an additional $85,000,000 in Peel Region’s schools over the next two years to repair and renew schools for a total investment of $219,000,000 to ensure that they continue to be safe and modern places for students to learn.
The funding will enable local schools boards to repair roofs, update HVAC units and modernize electrical and plumbing systems. It will also significantly improve more visible elements of schools that impact students’ learning and well-being, including flooring, walls, ceilings, playing fields and more.
The province is investing an additional $1.1 billion in school infrastructure across the province, which builds on $1.6 billion in existing funding that has been allocated for repairs and renewals over the next two school years, for a total of $2.7 billion.
This investment in school repair and renewal in Peel Region is part of the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history — about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals.
Giving students the best possible learning environment is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number one priority — growing the economy and creating jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario’s history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. In addition, the plan is helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
“Our government continues to support students in Mississauga-Brampton South and throughout Peel Region with significant investments in better schools for better learning. This is an important investment towards local student achievement and well-being, and a boost for our local economy.”
— Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South
“The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is pleased by the Ministry’s recently announced $1.1 billion province-wide investment into school renewal and repair,” said Marianne Mazzorato, director of education. “The additional funding allocated to Dufferin-Peel, over the next two years, will enable the board to continue to enhance the learning environments of our students by addressing outstanding renewal needs such as roof repairs, flooring, playfields, and more.”
— Marianne Mazzorato, Director of Education
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