June 18, 2019
At their final regularly scheduled Public meeting of the 2018-19 school year the GECDSB Board of Trustees approved the design and budget for the new school in LaSalle that will replace Prince Andrew Public School. The Ministry of Education must now grant its consent to proceed.
The design of the building has been created by Walter Fedy Architects and will be built near the Vollmer Recreation Complex on the newly constructed Leptis Magna Drive (see site plan at bottom of this page) .
Tenders will be accepted for a general contractor once Ministry approval is received. It is anticipated construction will begin in October, 2019 with completion expected for the start of the 2020-21 school year.
In October 2016 the Ontario Ministry of Education awarded a grant of $9,180,832 to build a replacement for Prince Andrew Public School in LaSalle. The project was announced at an event held in Amherstburg where the funding for a new high school was also revealed.
Trustee for LaSalle and Amherstburg, Ron LeClair described it as "a glorious day" for the towns and the GECDSB, "A new school is exciting and can revitalize a community. It
can create a host of possibilities for everyone. But we also know that new school buildings - designed to
current standards with the latest infrastructure and capabilities - support
In September, 2018 land was acquired by the Board for the project (see map, posted, below). The next steps are design, Ministry and Board of Trustees approval and the tendering of the project for a general contractor. Once work begins, it usually takes between 12-14 months to build a school of this size.