The Greater Essex County District School Board has received funding from the Ministry of Education to build two new schools.
We have received $15.23 million to build a permanent home for Giles Campus French Immersion Public School. This is a result of recommendations from the 2011 Program and Accommodation Review (PARC) of South Windsor that created a separate site for French Immersion students living north of the E.C. Row Expressway.
The GECDSB has also received $15.3 million for a new D.M. Eagle Public School. The Board of Trustees made the recommendation to prepare a business plan for this new North Shore school following the Tecumseh PARC in 2013.
Both schools will be built with 4 rooms designated for child care services.
"We may not be successful on all our applications," said Alan Halberstadt, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, at the official announcement, "however I believe that the number of projects we have been approved for in the past decade speaks loudly that our people are good at this and we are also well recognized for being able to bring construction projects in on or close to budget and on time."
Many details of the projects have yet to be finalized, in particular, where the new schools will be located. It's expected that they will be complete for the 2018-19 school year.