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New Trenton school construction to begin in early September

Construction of the new Trenton elementary school is a step closer to beginning after a tender for construction was awarded today. Board members approved a $10.3 million contract for Garritano Bros. Ltd. to build the new school, including making modifications to the existing site for parking, bus loading and storm water drainage systems.

“With the tender approval today we are on track to start construction in September. We are excited to be at this point of the project,” said Leslie Miller, Superintendent of Business Services.

The new school will bring together students from Breadner Elementary School, College Street Public School and Queen Elizabeth Public School. It will be built on the existing site of Queen Elizabeth Public School. Demolition of that school is already underway. Construction will begin as soon as the demolition is finished.

“This is the fourth new school being built in HPEDSB. We are bringing what we have learned from those projects to this one. We’re so pleased that Trenton will have a new, state-of-the-art learning facility for students, families and the community. Connecting with families and the community has been an important part of our process and we’re looking forward to that continuing,” Miller added.

Details about the new Trenton elementary school

The new school will be designed similar to others that have been built in our district in the past two years:

Planning for this project began in the spring of 2014 following an accommodation review for some Trenton schools. The proposed opening date is January 2017.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]