Ministry announces funding to increase size of future Woodstock school

Posted On Friday August 25, 2023

The Ministry of Education has approved $8 million in additional funding to increase the size of the future north Woodstock elementary school.

“I’m thrilled that this funding will enable us to increase the size of the future Woodstock elementary school from 660 to 856 students,” said Thames Valley Director of Education Mark Fisher, “Thames Valley looks forward to enhancing our ability to support Oxford County students and families.”

“On behalf of Thames Valley’s Board of Trustees, I want to express our sincere gratitude to the Ministry as well as the municipalities and community partners who have supported us throughout the planning and design process for this important elementary school and licensed child care facility,” said Thames Valley Chair, Lori-Ann Pizzolato.

The total funding for the school is now $25.6 million. It will also include a five-room child care centre for 10 infants, 30 toddlers and 48 preschoolers.

The school is expected to be completed by the 2026/27 school year pending additional Ministry approvals.

“We are determined to build schools and expansions faster, part of our commitment to modernize schools in fast growing communities," said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. "We are proud to deliver this critical expansion to the capacity of the new Woodstock Public School for local families, along with increasing funding, staffing and a back-to-basics focus on reading, writing and math skills to help ensure students graduate with confidence that they can succeed in good-paying careers."

“The funding for additional student spaces at the new north Woodstock elementary school in Woodstock is great news for our community,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford. “This investment will ensure families and students have access to a quality learning environment in the years ahead.”

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