By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express
The province has announced that two new schools will be built in northern Oshawa.
In a duo of announcements by Granville Anderson, the MPP for Durham, it was announced that two new schools – one for the Durham District School Board and another for the Durham Catholic District School Board – would be built in Oshawa.
According to a news release from the Ministry of Education, the new DDSB school will have room for 519 students, while the new DCDSB school will be built in north Oshawa and accommodate 412 students.
A subsequent news release from DDSB states that the new school will be located at Greenhill Drive and Clearbrook Drive, and is set to open in September 2019.
A news release from DCDSB states that its new school will be in the neighbourhood northeast of Conlin Road and Simcoe Street North.
“The new schools will be built to relieve some of the accommodation pressures,” Anderson said at the announcement of the new DDSB school.
“In addition, this new facility will include four childcare rooms. This project, along with the many others that are taking place across the province, will help educators to better deliver world class education to students.”
Along with the purchase of a former school site in Bowmaville that will be used as a French language school, the province is spending nearly $21 million on these projects.