January 14, 2009
Students throughout York Region are benefiting from urgently needed repairs and renovations to improve publicly funded schools with new windows, boilers and roofs, as well as upgrades to facilities like science labs and auditoriums.
Under the fourth year of the governmentâ€™s Good Places to Learn program, local school boardsin York Region will receive the following new funding to help them continue to improve schoolbuildings and ensure that all students have safe and supportive learning environments:
Since 2005, this initiative has been improving the condition of schools across the province. Under the first three stages of the program:
Investing in school infrastructure strengthens the provinceâ€™s economy by creating jobs and positioning Ontarioâ€™s students for success.
â€œBy investing in better schools for our students, weâ€™re helping them to succeed and reach their full potential,â€ said Education Minister Kathleen Wynne.
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