Long-suffering students at St John the Evangelist got one huge step closer to a new school today. The Toronto Catholic District School Board approved a new school instead of an addition or another half measure.
St John needs a new school terribly. The present location is overcrowded and has little green space. Parents have been pleading to have a new school built on the present grounds while the train line is being installed so that the students will face as little disruption as possible–they are already being forced to move to another school quite far away while construction is ongoing.
The Ministry of Education is still reviewing the ‘business case’ for a new school, but has promised $6.5 million: enough money for an addition and full-day kindergarten.