Ontario Improving School in Woodstock

Province supports the creation of new student and child care spaces at St. Michael’s Catholic Elementary School

WOODSTOCK – The Ontario government is investing $9.5 million in the London Catholic District School Board to build an addition at St. Michael’s Catholic Elementary School, helping working families in Woodstock. This investment, announced by Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford, will support the creation of 230 student spaces and 88 licensed child care spaces as part of the Ford Government’s commitment to building state-of-the-art schools for Ontario youth.

The project is part of a province-wide investment of nearly $500 million to support new school and child care spaces that were recently announced by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. The overall investment will support the creation of 37 school related projects which include 23 child care centres. This funding will add nearly 15,700 new student spaces and 1,502 licensed child care spaces at schools across Ontario.

“The new addition at St. Michael’s Catholic Elementary School is great news for our community,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford. “This investment will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for the children of Woodstock.”

Highlights of the project include 230 elementary student spaces; 88 new licensed child care spaces; and 5 new child care rooms.

The investment is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to provide $14 billion to support school construction over ten years. Since 2018, the government has approved nearly 200 new projects and there are currently more than 300 child care and education building-related projects in development, with more than 100 actively under construction.

“We are building new schools, building more affordable child care spaces, and building hope and opportunity for Ontario students as they learn in more normal and safer classrooms,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education.