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$16 million investment coming to expand new Oakville school

Funding will support the creation of an additional 138 student spaces, for a total of 926 student spaces in Oakville
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A $16 million investment is being given to the Halton District School Board to expand the new Oakville NE #5 Public School

The announcement comes from the provincial government, "helping working families in Oakville." 

This will support the creation of an additional 138 student spaces, for a total of 926 student spaces in Oakville as part of the government’s commitment to building state-of-the-art learning spaces for Ontario students and will bring the total investment to build this school to $39.9 million.

This expansion to a planned new school is part of a $1.3 billion plan that the Ontario government officials say will "support new school construction and expansions to existing schools, including child care spaces, as part of the Capital Priorities Program."

Oakville NE #5 Public School was originally approved through the 2022-23 Capital Priorities Program to create 788 student spaces, and 88 child care spaces in five child care rooms. This expansion will create an additional 138 student spaces for a total of 926.

"With Oakville North-Burlington’s rapidly growing population, we need to continue to build schools so students can learn close to home," said MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos, MPP for Oakville North -Burlington.

"This investment helps ensure students have access to state-of-the-art schools that give them life-long skills such as reading, writing and math which will prepare them with job skills to succeed in the future."

The overall investment - which the province claims is "the highest ever made in a single year" - will supports the creation of more than 27,000 total new student spaces and more than 1,700 licensed child care spaces at schools across Ontario.

Ontario's government unveiled a new plan to build faster, including providing school boards with more flexibility and support to get shovels in the ground quicker and have more options to use existing buildings in their communities.

"Our government is investing in new schools and improved infrastructure across the province to support the needs of Ontario’s students, families, and growing communities." said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. "These are part of our historic investment of more than $190 billion over the next ten years to build and deliver the critical infrastructure Ontarians deserve today, and for future generations to come."