Hamilton Public School board officials are welcoming news from Queen’s Park that the province is committing another 1.1-billion dollars to help schools make repairs and modernize.
The funding is on top of 1.6-billion dollars already committed over the next two school years.
The Hamilton Public School Board recently announced that 21 schools were listed in poor condition.
Board chair Todd White says most of the schools on the list were built in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and need repairs to their rooves, windows, doors and boilers.
The province hasn’t said yet exactly how much each school board will get.
It won’t be known for a few weeks.
But White says the Hamilton board has already applied for special grants to make the necessary repairs to its older schools.
The parent group Fix Our Schools says the funding is welcome, but Ontario schools need about 15-billion dollars in repairs and a plan is needed to address the backlog.