The Upper Canada District School Board is happy to announce that our school board will be receiving $10.2 million from the federal and provincial governments, as part of the COVID-19 Resilience stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
With this funding, 73 schools plus three additional T.R. Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education sites will see enhancements made within their buildings. Some of the enhancements and upgrades that our schools can expect from this funding are:
- upgrades to HVAC and controls at three sites;
- 2 new replacement portables at one site;
- window replacements at two sites;
- 302 bottle filling stations; and
- 445 power doors with touchless sensors.
Additionally, some child care facilities within our buildings will see some major renovations, as well as upgrades to outdoor fencing, air conditioning, new washrooms or fixtures, video intercoms and improved Wi-Fi.
“We fully appreciate the funding being provided by the federal and provincial governments, as any enhancements we do in our schools and buildings have a direct and positive impact on our students and staff,” says Director of Education, Stephen Sliwa.
Projects will begin immediately in our schools, with the plan to have them completed by late fall of 2021. The funding received was based on an application process, which outlined the type of projects that would qualify for this funding and timelines that the projects needed to be completed by.
UCDSB Chair of the Board John McAllister adds, “Any day we receive funding news of this nature is a good day for Upper Canada. We want to truly thank our provincial and federal partners for their investments in our schools.”