NIAGARA CATHOLIC RECEIVES $14.6 MILLION IN FUNDING
Our Lady of Victory, Blessed Trinity, to benefit from upgrades
Two Niagara Catholic schools on opposite ends of the region will benefit from nearly $15 million in provincial funding.
On June 10th, Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor travelled to Fort Erie to announce $4.6 million in funding to consolidate the Junior and Senior schools at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Elementary School into one modernized facility.
Also on Wednesday, Mr. Craitor announced Niagara Catholic will receive $11 million to build an addition at Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School in Grimsby.
Both Our Lady of Victory Catholic Elementary School and Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School had been identified as priority capital projects by the Board.
“We are extremely pleased with today’s announcement,” said Niagara Catholic Director of Education John Crocco. “The staff and students at Our Lady of Victory have been waiting for good news from the Ministry of Education for quite some time and I am sure were very excited to hear they will soon be in a new, modern building. We are also pleased that the Ministry of Education has agreed to fund an addition to Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School in Grimsby, which has been identified as a growth area for our Board and requires additional space for a growing population.”
Board Chair Kathy Burtnik said Niagara Catholic is grateful to Mr. Craitor for continuing to bring Niagara Catholic’s needs to the forefront at Queen’s Park. “On behalf of the Niagara Catholic Board, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to Mr. Craitor for all of his efforts to help Niagara Catholic move forward with these very important projects,” Mrs. Burtnik said.
||John Crocco, Director of Education
||Jennifer Brailey, Manager of Board Services & Communications
||June 10, 2009