New Northeast Waterloo School Approved Site yet to be DeterminedMonday, June 23, 2008, Kitchener, Ontario….At a Board meeting held this evening, trustees gave final approval for the construction of a new junior kindergarten to grade 6 facility on a site yet to be determined.
Board Chair, Andrea Mitchell commented, “Staff will consult with the City of Waterloo to clarify their plans and the schedule for development in the northeast area of Waterloo. The report will come back to trustees in September 2008.”
Provided the Ministry of Education gives approval, the new school is scheduled to open in September 2010. Approximately 400 junior kindergarten to grade 6 students currently attending Lester B. Pearson PS will attend the new school.
The enrolment at Lester B. Pearson PS has been a concern in recent years as the enrolment has grown well beyond the building’s capacity. The school currently has 1007 students accommodated in the school and in portables.
Media Contact: Andrea Mitchell, Chairperson of the Board, 519-621-9475 Reference: Margaret Coleman, Manager of Communications – 519-570-0003 ext. 4137 or Margaret_Coleman@wrdsb.on.ca