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Official groundbreaking ceremony for new Oakville elementary school on Friday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m.

Ceremony will take place at the school site located at 1235 Wheat Boom Drive

The Halton District School Board will hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for a new Oakville elementary school (Oakville NE #3 PS) on Friday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the school site, located at 1235 Wheat Boom Drive in Oakville, located off Dundas St E between Eighth Line and Ninth Line (see attached map)*.

At the Dec. 7 Board meeting, Trustees of the Halton District School Board approved the process to begin a boundary review for the new Oakville NE #3 PS to address the growth occurring in northeast Oakville. Once completed, the boundary review will alleviate enrollment pressure at other Oakville elementary schools and accommodate new development within the community.

The school, which is targeted to open for the 2024-2025 school year, has a construction budget of approximately $30 million. The Halton District School Board has awarded the architectural tender to Hossack & Associates Architects Inc. of Mississauga, and the construction contract to Everstrong Construction of Georgetown.

The school will accommodate 788 Kindergarten to Grade 8 students. The three-story accessible school will feature 21st century learning spaces with natural light, air conditioning with individual classroom controls, open concept library, music room, stage and double gym and will be designed to promote a walk to school environment. It also has five childcare rooms which will accommodate 88 students, providing infant, toddler and preschool aged services.

“The funding for a new Oakville Northeast #3 elementary school is an important development for our rapidly growing community," said Effie Triantafilopoulos, MPP for Oakville North-Burlington. "This investment of $29.9 million ensures that students and families will have access to a high-quality learning environment for years to come. The school will include 788 student spaces and 88 childcare spaces. Thank you to Education Minister Stephen Lecce for listening and responding to our community’s needs.”

“We are determined to build schools and expansions faster, part of our commitment to modernize schools in fast growing communities," said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. "We are proud to deliver a new, state-of-the-art Oakville Northeast #3 elementary school for local families, along with increasing funding, staffing and tutoring to help ensure students graduate with confidence that they can succeed in good-paying careers."

“As the Oakville community continues to experience tremendous growth, this school will alleviate enrollment pressure at other Oakville elementary schools,” says Margo Shuttleworth, Chair of the Halton District School Board. “We thank the Ministry of Education for their support in making this happen and enabling the HDSB to continue to grow alongside the communities we serve.”

In attendance at the ceremony will be Halton District School Board trustees, senior administrative staff, local government officials, area residents and a number of students who will attend the new school once it opens.

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