Ministry of Education
Province Supporting Students and Families with New and Improved Facilities
Kitchener, ON – Jan 15, 2018
Ontario is supporting families in Kitchener with a new school that will provide a modern learning environment for students and more licensed child care spaces.
Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, was joined by Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre, at Jean Steckle Public School in Kitchener today to announce that the province is investing in a new public school in southwest Kitchener that will accommodate nearly 600 students, and includes five new child care rooms with 88 new licensed child care spaces.
This is part of a new investment across the province to build 39 brand new schools and undertake 40 major renovations or additions that will include more than 2,700 licensed child care spaces for children aged 0-4, helping more families access safe and affordable child care closer to home.
Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
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