MPP Dufferin-Caledon

The Ontario Government launches the Capital Priorities program for schools

Dufferin-Caledon: Sylvia Jones, MPP is pleased to announce that the Capital Priorities program for school boards has been launched for 2019-2020. This will provide school boards with the resources to upgrade schools, leading to school expansion, child care spaces, as well as renovations or additions that are needed.

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce launched the Capital Priorities program with an investment of $13 billion over a 10 year period.

Dufferin-Caledon school boards that qualify for funding under this program:

  • Peel District School Board
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde
  • Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
  • Upper Grand District School Board

Dufferin-Caledon school boards will have the opportunity to expand and renovate schools. As well, school boards can apply for needed roof and window repairs, replacement of HVAC systems, improve accessibility at schools and to create school-based child care spaces.

“Dufferin-Caledon school boards have an opportunity to address urgent needs in their schools,” said MPP Jones. “I encourage the school boards to identify their priority projects and make a submission before the deadline of September 30th.”

“We are investing in our students and their futures by building new schools and renovating existing schools because I believe better schools mean better learning environments for the next generation,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education.

The Capital Priorities program is the primary means for funding school capital projects that address accommodation pressures, replace facilities in poor repair and build child care centres at schools.

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For more information, contact:

Lavinia Trask, EA for Sylvia Jones, MPP

519-941-7751 sylvia.jonesco@pc.ola.org