Ground was broken for the new Unnamed Springridge Public School in Oshawa today.
The new elementary school, on a 5.52 acre site at the north-east corner of Woodstream Avenue and Queensbury Drive, is expected to open in September 2013.
The two-storey, 59,233-square-foot building will have a Ministry of Education rated capacity of 542 students.
Architects for the project are Moffet and Duncan Architects Inc. The school will be a modified repeat design of the new da Vinci Public School, currently under construction in Ajax.
“This new school facility will help accommodate the new and changing needs of the community in this area of Oshawa.”
Joe Allin, Durham District School Board Chair
“This new school will not only incorporate green features, making it environmentally friendly, but it will allow for a broader range of diverse and engaging programming, expanding opportunities for our students.”
Michael Barrett, Oshawa Trustee
“Providing students with the best possibly learning environment is a key priority of the Durham District School Board. Construction of this new school in Oshawa helps us meet that goal.”
Kathleen Hopper, Oshawa Trustee
“While Durham District School Board, like many Districts in the Province, is experiencing overall declines in enrolment, this part of Oshawa is one of the pockets of growth in our area. This new school will help accommodate that growth.”
Larry Jacula, Oshawa trustee
The Durham District School Board is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The Board employs more than 7,000 teaching and educational services staff. With 134 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, the Board accommodates more than 70,000 regular day students and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses. To find more news about the Durham District School Board and its schools, visit www.durham.edu.on.ca under the DDSB News section.
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