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Property Purchased for New Giles Campus FIPS

NEWS RELEASE                                 

Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1

519-255- 3200  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 6, 2017

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

Land Acquired for new School in Windsor Core

- permanent home for Giles Campus FIPS-

The Greater Essex County District School Board is pleased to announce that land has been purchased for a new school at 1123 Mercer Street in Windsor.

The new building will be a permanent home for the current Giles Campus French Immersion Public School. A grant of $15.42 million funding this project was announced by the Ontario Ministry of Education in November of 2015. It will be built to accommodate 645 students.

Giles Campus FIPS was created after the South Windsor Program and Accommodation Review in 2011 as a temporary solution to address the growing demand for French Immersion programming in the city. It has been operating at the former W.D. Lowe secondary school since September 2012. The new location is approximately 1 kilometer from the current site.

For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.