“As a resident of Espanola I am particularly excited that this project is taking another step forward. We have worked with our coterminous Board since last year on accommodation needs in Espanola, and thanks to our common goals, the Catholic community – English and French – in Espanola is closer to having a modern learning facility,” said HSCDSB Chair Lindsay Liske.
The proposal, which has been a top priority of both Boards’ Capital Plans submitted to the Ministry of Education, will see a new facility for JK - Grade 8 HSCDSB students and for JK - Grade 12 CSCNO students constructed on the current Sacred Heart property and the former St-Louis de France Catholic Church site.
“After careful consideration, the staff and administration of both Boards determined this was the best proposal. We believe this project will enhance the Catholic education experience in Espanola,” said HSCDSB Director of Education John Stadnyk.
If the proposal is approved by the Ministry, it is anticipated that construction of the new school will begin in 2015.