Ford Government Supports Students in MississaugaPublished on September 18, 2019
Province approves new preschool addition to Munden Park Public School, and new child care addition to Glenforest South Secondary School
MISSISSAUGA – Ontario's government is protecting what matters most by investing in new local schools to help provide our students with a world-class education system that ensures they have the skills they need to succeed.
The province has given approval to tender up to:
- $500,000 for the addition of a new preschool, with 24 spaces, to Munden Park Public School in Mississauga, Ontario.
- $2 million for the addition of three new child care rooms, with 73 spaces, to Glenforest South Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario.
These investments are part of the province’s capital investment program, which includes up to $1 billion over the next five years to create up to 30,000 child care spaces in schools, to help make life easier for parents and families, by helping them find more affordable child care.
“Our government is very pleased to support the expansion of Munden Park Public School and Glenforest South Secondary School,” said Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore. “This funding will help provide affordable, high-quality child care options, to help ensure our children are ready for school, and to set the stage for lifelong learning and success.”
“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “Our financing of a new preschool for Munden Park Public School, and child care additions to Glenforest South Secondary School, further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in capital projects, and our overall commitment to supporting public education in Ontario.”
“This is wonderful news for the Peel District School Board families in the Munden Park Public School and Glenforest Secondary School South communities,” said Peel District School Board Chair Stan Cameron.
“We appreciate today’s announcement by MPP Rudy Cuzzetto for Munden Park P.S. where this $500,000 is needed to build child care spaces to accommodate 24 pre-school children in this school,” said Cameron. “We also appreciate the announcement of $2 million directed to Glenforest SS South to accommodate an infant care room with 10 spaces, a toddler room with 15 spaces, and two rooms for 24 pre-school children each.”
MPP Cuzzetto was joined by Chair of the Peel District School Board Stan Cameron, Trustee John Marchant (Wards 1 and 7), Trustee Susan Benjamin (Ward 5), and Joy Uniac, Superintendent of Education for Social/Emotional Learning and Early Years.
- The Ford Government is protecting what matters most by working with school board partners to invest in capital projects that advance student learning.
- The Ford Government announced in Budget 2019 that over the next ten years, Ontario is investing nearly $13 billion in capital grants, including allocating over $1.4 billion this year alone to improve classrooms for our children.
- This massive investment will build new schools and help existing schools after a decade of Liberal closures and maintenance backlog.
- This funding could be used to replace aging heating or air conditioning systems, repair roofs and windows, and install important accessibility features like elevators and ramps.
- The Ministry of Education is currently accepting submissions from school boards for their top 10 school-based capital priorities for funding consideration as well as support for the expansion of childcare spaces.
- The Ministry reviews all Capital Priorities submissions for eligibility and announces successful projects annually.
Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP