Province announces $15M for two-board Wainfleet school

Province announces $15M for two-board Wainfleet school

More than $15 million in funding is coming from the provincial government to build a new school in Wainfleet that will educate students from District School Board of Niagara and Niagara Catholic District School Board under the same roof.

The joint school is expected to welcome 469 pupils from DSBN and 118 from the Catholic board.

Niagara Catholic will receive more than $3.5 million for its share, the board said in a release. DSBN has received $12.2 million from the province for the project, which includes $10.5 million for its portion of the build and $1.7 million to provide child care within the building.

The new school will replace the aging St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School, and consolidate DSBN’s Willam E. Brown Public School and Winger Public School.

It will be erected at the site of St. Elizabeth, on Sugarloaf Street in Wainfleet, but targeted construction start and completion dates are not yet known, both boards said.

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