Ontario Government Allocates $1.3 Billion for School Construction and Expansion

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The Ontario government plans to invest $1.3 billion in funding to build and expand schools across the province, creating new student spaces and child-care spots.

The Ontario government will be putting $1.3 billion in funding towards building and expanding schools across the province, following the 2024 budget.· Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the province has committed to building and expanding 60 schools to create 27,093 new student spaces and 1,759 child-care spots . The Ontario government will be putting $1.3 billion in funding towards building and expanding schools across the province, following the 2024 budget.

In a news release Thursday, the provincial government said it plans to support the construction and expansion of 60 schools in Ontario. It was not immediately clear how many of the schools would be expanded or how many would be new constructions. The expansions are expected to create a total of 27,093 new student spaces and 1,759 child-care spots.

"This $1.3 billion in funding represents the single largest investment in school building in Ontario's history," Education Minister Stephen Lecce said at a news conference Thursday.

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