While students, parents and staff continue to petition for an entirely new school to replace the crowded premises, St John the Evangelist has got some good news. The school will get all-day kindergarten starting in September 2012.
St John has had a rough patch lately. The school will have to be moved to the site of Brother Edmund Rice in the Junction Neighbourhood so that Metrolinx can build the ARL tunnel through Weston. St John had also not been able to get all-day kindergarten because it is already terribly overcrowded. They had planned on getting it in 2014, later than most schools in Ontario, and after all other schools in Weston.
In a letter to the community, Bruce Rodrigues, Director of Education, says that all-day kindergarten will bring “before and after-school programs, Parenting and Family Literacy Centres and Early Years Centres and Child Care Centres.”