The Hon. Minister of Education, Lisa Thompson, announced that the Stittsville Public High School is expected to open in 2021.
Stittsville is projected to have over 50,000 residents by 2021 (steadily growing to over 70 thousand residents a decade later), and finally, we’ll be getting our first public high school! Though the school board has 2 sites set aside for a high school, one in by our community and one on Robert Grant Avenue between Abbott Street East and Fernbank Road based on city approvals, but it will likely be on Robert Grant. Construction is expected to start this in the Fall of 2019 and completed in 2021.
The high school is expected to accommodate about 1,353 students from Grades 7 to 12. Parents have been lobbying for this since the turn of the century; as their children have either been taking a long bus ride to the nearest public high school or over-crowding Sacred Heart Catholic High School.
Though the High School project hit the top of the Ottawa-Carleton Public School Board’s wish list in May 2016, funding for the project wasn’t announced until 2018, and finally confirmed yesterday. Goldie Ghamari posted this yesterday for immediate release:
For more information, contact MPP Goldie Ghamari at 613-416-9639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ottawa- Carleton District School Board would be in the best position to provide updates throughout the project’s development and construction at 613-721-1820 or email@example.com