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Amherstburg Construction Ceremony

​NEWS RELEASE                                 

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

519-255- 3200  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 10, 2020

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

​Construction Begins

- new high school in Amherstburg -

The town of Amherstburg will see the signs of progress this week as work begins on the new public high school at the former location of Centennial Park (316 Simcoe St.).

On Friday, November 13th at 10:30 a.m. the Greater Essex County District School Board will host a small ceremony to celebrate the first stages of construction.

The new school will be built for 819 students, combining the communities of General Amherst High School and Western Secondary School. It has been designed by J.P. Thomson Ltd and Fortis Construction is the general contractor. The budget for the project is $24,324,129.

GECDSB representatives including Director of Education Erin Kelly and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees Ron LeClair will be joined by Amherstburg Mayor Aldo DiCarlo and members of the school communities for the event, which will be limited to 25 people.

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