Nelson high school expansion finally gets the funding to proceed - opening September of 2020 is a stretch.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

September 10th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton District School Board can finally put the Nelson High School addition out to tender.

Collard and Miller

Ward 5 trustee Amy Collard glaring at Director of Education Stuart Miller who went ahead to close Bateman High School. She was livid.

Director of Education Stuart Miller told the Gazette last week that “everything was ready” but the tender could not be put out until funding was in place. Yesterday the money rolled in.

The funding included a child care retrofit at Frontenac Public School.

For the construction of an addition at Nelson High School, the Board will receive $15,184,482. This project includes a new library and cafeteria to support the consolidation and closure of Robert Bateman High School in Burlington.

The Board will receive $1,028,508 to construct a two room stand-alone child care retrofit at Frontenac Public School that will accommodate 15 toddler and 24 pre-school spaces. The Lord Elgin YMCA Child Care Centre will move from Robert Bateman High School to Frontenac Public School in Burlington. Design phases are complete and the new space is expected to open in September 2020.

The funding of the additional space at Nelson puts the final nail into the closing if Robert Bateman High school.

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