Ontario will invest $9.4 million towards improving Killarney Beach Public School and the new Innisfil South Elementary School.
The investment to the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) and the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will be put towards 276 new student spaces.
“I have continuously advocated for more schools to serve our growing population, and this new addition at Killarney Beach Public School and an added addition to the brand new Innisfil South Catholic Elementary School that is being built is great news for our community,” said Andrea Khanjin, MPP for Barrie – Innisfil.
“These investments will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for the children of Innisfil as the town continues to exponentially grow and thrive.”
|Investment||Student Space||School Board||Location|
184 pupil places
Killarney Beach Public School Addition
Location: 850 20th Sideroad, Churchill, ON
92 pupil places
Innisfil South Elementary School
Location: Innisfil, site to be acquired
“The SCDSB is committed to creating and maintaining learning environments that support our students’ success. We appreciate the support that the Ministry of Education continues to provide as they fund capital projects,” said Jodi Lloyd, SCDSB Chairperson of the Board.
“Many communities in Simcoe County are growing, and the SCDSB is growing with them. The addition at Killarney Beach PS will help accommodate the needs of the Innisfil community now and into the future.”
The addition to Killarney Beach Public School will include 184 student spaces, a gymnasium and other renovated spaces.
While the new Innisfil South Catholic Elementary School will have 92 spaces and be able to hold 493 students – the school is currently under design with a planned opening of September 2023.
“We know that there is tremendous growth planned for the Innisfil community and this new Catholic elementary school in the southeast area near Lefroy will be a welcome addition to the subdivisions being built in the area,” said Joe Zerdin, SMCDSB Board Chair.
“It is always exciting when we can plan for a new school and make improvements to our existing facilities – the provincial government’s recent investments in improving school infrastructure throughout the pandemic has kept our staff busy and our students are certainly benefiting from the improvements that are being made.”
Banner image – sourced from Andrea Khanjin’s Facebook page