TVDSB has submitted applications for 8 new schools to the Ministry of Education. The provincial government is the only source of school board funding for new capital projects (schools and portables, for example). In order to submit applications, there needs to be a significant (urgent) need for the schools. Even so, there is no guarantee that TVDSB will receive approval for the schools requested.
Here are the schools that our communities urgently need:
New West London Elementary School
New North-Central London Elementary School
New Lucan Elementary School
New Southeast Elementary School
New Southwest London Elementary School
New Ingersoll Elementary School
New Thamesford Elementary School
New West Nissouri Elementary School
In the last provincial election, we all elected community members to represent our provincial interests.
These community members, our Members of Provincial Parliament, are important decision-makers in many issues, including education.
Like trustees, they care about their communities and want to hear from you.
Let them know that you see the urgent need for these schools too.
Some of the concerns community members have shared that are impacted by provincial decisions:
communities with a demonstrated need for new schools not receiving approval for new schools
schools opening with a maximum number of portables on site due to delays in approvals for schools
capped enrolment on school where placing portables is no longer possible due to space/service limitations - students are then bussed out of area
- delays in approving funding for schools mean that the cost of building schools rises significantly each month in our current economic climate