Niagara school board purchases land for potential new school

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN), with approval from the Ministry of Education, announced that land has been purchased in Niagara Falls for a new elementary school. The site is located in the southern end of the city, near McLeod and Kalar Roads.

This land was successfully acquired through use of the DSBN’s proceeds of disposition, with the purchase expected to close this February. The DSBN purchased this land as a proactive response to the growth in this area of Niagara Falls.

“Our proactive planning put us in an excellent position to best serve our students and families in Niagara Falls,” said Sue Barnett, Board Chair. “We are always striving to provide our students with the most optimal learning environments possible, and if this school is approved, we will be able to do just that.”

The new school will offset enrollment pressures on Kate S. Durdan Public School, as well as accommodate the growth that will occur due to a future housing development in that area.

DSBN will seek funding and approval from the Ministry of Education for a new elementary school build this year.

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