The District School Board of Niagara is pleased to share that, with approval from the Ministry of Education, land has been purchased in Niagara Falls to support a future elementary school. The brand new school would be in the southern end of the city, near McLeod and Kalar Road.
This land was successfully acquired through use of the DSBN’s proceeds of disposition, with the purchase expected to close this February. The DSBN purchased this land as a proactive response to the growth in this area of Niagara Falls.
“Our proactive planning put us in an excellent position to best serve our students and families in Niagara Falls,” said Sue Barnett, Board Chair. “We are always striving to provide our students with the most optimal learning environments possible, and if this school is approved, we will be able to do just that.”
The new school will offset enrollment pressures on Kate S. Durdan Public School, as well as accommodate the growth that will occur due to a future housing development in that area.
DSBN will seek funding and approval from the Ministry of Education for a new elementary school build this year.