Infrastructure Funding Improves School Conditions

TORONTO, June 27, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA) welcomes the government's $1.1 billion investment in the infrastructure repair and renewal of Ontario's schools.

"We thank and commend Minister Hunter and the government for this significant commitment of infrastructure funding which will help to improve the condition of schools in Ontario," said OCSTA president, Patrick Daly.

The current fiscal environment has created pressures as boards develop budgets out of a commitment to continue the tradition of delivering high quality education to students. Today's announcement helps to address the particular budget pressures related to the repair and renewal of school facilities.

"Ontario's Catholic schools are places that serve students, families and communities in many different ways but ultimately provide a safe and encouraging space for our young people to reach their full potential. The government's acknowledgement of this level of need in education is timely and will serve to strengthen our school system," added Mr. Daly.

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association is the provincial voice for publicly funded Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents the interests of Catholic school boards that collectively educate approximately 550,000 in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

SOURCE Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association

For further information: Sharon McMillan, OCSTA Communications, cell: (416) 460-7937 / office: (416) 932-9460, ext. 232.


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