8:30 a.m., Sept. 11)
elementary school in Avalon tops list of public school
By Fred Sherwin
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board released a list
of capital spending priorities on Monday and topping the
list is a new elementary school in Avalon.
The community of Avalon is currently served by Avalon.Public
School which has an enrollment of 680 students in Junior
Kindergarten to Grade 8. The school is only designed to
accommodate 495 students. The additional students require
12 portables on site which have taken over the achool
new school in Avalon was ranked ninth on a list of capital
spending priorities last year. Provincial funding covered
the top eight projects allowing the new school to move
up to the top of the list.
school funding is usually announced in the spring which
means that even if the board gets the money to build a
new school, it won't possibly be ready for students until
a new school in Avalon is also at the top of the list
for capital funding at the Ottawa Catholic School Board.
St. Theresa Catholic School is also bursting at the seams
operating at nearly 140 per cent capacity.
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