Capital priorities list includes Tottenham PS addition
Posted March 5,
An estimated $4.5 million addition to Tottenham Public School
has made it onto the Simcoe County District School Board's capital
projects priorities list for the first time, along side a fourth
attempt to replace Banting Memorial High School, and a new elementary
school in Alliston.
The proposed projects are on the "need within a three year
planning horizon" and will be prioritized for funding consideration
from the Ministry of Education.
Banting's replacement school remains one of the top
priorities, as it faces $12,650,278 in renewal requirements over the
next five years with a replacement value of $41,311,990.
A new elementary school in Alliston is anticipated to be
located in the Treetops community - which is also where the newly
approved Catholic elementary school will be located. According to the
Board's report, there are 1,300 units that have received approval in
Alliston and are either under construction, or soon will be. There are
another 1,500 units draft plan approved and an additional 600 units
The capital project under consideration is to construct a new
406 pupil place school in the community of Alliston.
The Board has moved Tottenham PS into the frame as residential
construction is well underway with 700 recent housing occupancies, and
childcare wait lists.
"The board expects to see significant intake in the primary
division over the next 2-5 years. Currently there are 270 units
registered and under construction and 465 units draft plan approved."
A new elementary school in Angus is also identified as 716 housing units have received
approval and are either under construction, or soon will be. There are another 320 units draft
plan approved with an additional 1,000 units being proposed. A new school would accommodate 357 pupils.