London District Catholic School Board Receives Funding for New School in North London
St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School Also Benefitting from New Funds
Today the Ministry of Education has announced that it has granted approval and $10.5 million in benchmark funding for a new elementary school in the north part of the city of London.
The new school, to be built on a site yet to be determined, will have a capacity for 500 students. A site location, design and name will be chosen sometime in the next year.
“This is great news for LDCSB” said John Jevnikar, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Our schools in the north part of the city are bursting with students. A new school in the area will relieve the pressure on severely overcrowded existing schools and also be able to accommodate new students moving into an area that is experiencing significant residential development. As well, the funding for the upgrade at St. Bernadette is an important part of addressing the facility needs for our East London school communities."
The existing St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School (155 Tweedsmuir Ave., London), is receiving nearly $3.2 million for the expansion of administration area, as well as three additional classrooms, for a total of two FDK classrooms and 11 regular classrooms.
The London District Catholic School Board educates approximately 19,000 students at 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools and the Centre for Lifelong Learning within Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin counties, including the cities of London, St. Thomas, Strathroy and Woodstock.