February 14, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board gets green light to proceed with capital projects
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board has been given the green light from the Ministry of Education to proceed to the next phase with five capital funding projects recently submitted to the Ministry of Education as part of the board’s Capital Priority List.
The board will now proceed with the following four projects utilizing $12.3 million of available capital funds.
St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary School, Mississauga – a six classroom addition and related interior improvements.
St. Edmund Elementary School, Mississauga - Renewal work including lighting and plumbing upgrades, roofing improvements and upgrades to the mechanical systems.
St. Dominic Elementary School, Mississauga - Upgrades to mechanical and ventilation systems, electrical systems and exterior cladding. Also, upgrades to improve facility usage and energy efficiency.
Cardinal Leger Secondary School, Brampton - Construction of a new regulation-sized sports field and reconfiguration of the parking areas. Associated improvements to the fields and parking areas at the adjacent St. Mary Catholic elementary school will also be undertaken.
The fifth project is a six classroom addition and expansion of the gymnasium, improvements to the Kiss ‘n Ride, parking areas, and some mechanical systems at St. Sofia Elementary School in Mississauga. The board will proceed utilizing $3 million in Capital Priority funding and $1 million in Full Day Kindergarten funding from the ministry with the remainder coming from available board capital funds.
“We can now proceed to the next steps, including the design process, which involves the development of the program, design elements, working drawings and tender documents,” said John Kostoff, director of education. “Municipal approvals will also be required.” John Kostoff added, “We thank our trustees for their vision, our staff for their creativity and hard work in helping advance these projects, and the Ministry of Education for recognizing the needs of these communities.”
“This is tremendous news for the board and our school communities,” said Mario Pascucci, board chair. “We want to celebrate this important step forward and each of the five schools will host a community reception, along with their local trustee and MPP to provide additional information and share the good news about their respective projects. Details about these events are in the preliminary planning stages and will be communicated to each community in the near future.”
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of the largest school boards in Ontario, with approximately 85,000 students in 146 schools located throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville. With approximately 10,000 employees, the board is also one of the largest employers in the region.
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