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Province Investing $17.6-Million Towards North Woodstock Elementary School

Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman has announced a provincial investment of $17.6-million to help build North Woodstock Elementary School.

WOODSTOCK - A new elementary school will be built in the north end of the Friendly City thanks to a massive funding boost from the province.

The Ford Government is investing $17.6-million to help build North Woodstock Elementary School. This will create 660 new elementary student spaces, 88 new licensed child care spaces and five new child care rooms.

Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman made the big announcement this morning. 

"This investment will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for the children of north Woodstock."

Mark Fisher, the Director of Education for the Thames Valley District School Board, says this is great news for the Woodstock community.

"This is a major milestone for the community, and we are very excited to support Woodstock with a much needed 660 pupil place elementary school and licensed child care facility. We are pleased that the province is committed to supporting our students and the rapidly growing needs of our municipal partners. This is great news for students, families and community members in Oxford County."

The Ford Government is investing more than $600-million to support 78 school and child care related projects across the province. More than $565-million of the funding will help create more than 19,700 new student spaces and 1,500 new child care spaces total.

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