More than a year ago, Niagara Catholic began the process of exploring the possibility of bringing together Thorold’s two Catholic elementary school communities under one roof.
Following a very collaborative and transparent Pupil Accommodation Review process, in June 2017, the Board recommended consolidating the two schools at the Monsignor Clancy site, if funding for an expansion and renovation to Monsignor Clancy was approved.
Earlier this month, the Board learned the Province will provide slightly more than $5 million in funding for the project, which is expected to be completed by the fall of 2020.
Board Chair Father Paul MacNeil made the announcement – streamed live on Twitter – at Monsignor Clancy Catholic Elementary School his morning (March 27). He was joined for the announcement by Vice-Chair (and Thorold Trustee) Pat Vernal, Director of Education John Crocco, Superintendents of Education Lee Ann Forsyth-Sells and Ted Farrell, Thorold municipal councillor Terry Uglini, Monsignor Clancy Catholic School Council Chair Jennifer MacLeod-Hamm, St. Charles Principal Susy Walsh, Monsignor Clancy Principal Dan Trainor and Danny DiLorenzo, Principal of Denis Morris Catholic High School.
Students from both schools – including ones from the Rossi family and Matier family – participated in the celebration. Thank you to Richard Hutton from Niagara This Week for attending and for this great story. We’ll post the video stream from today’s event as soon as it’s ready.Good News