Glanbrook school makes modest funding wish list

News Jun 18, 2015 by Richard Leitner Stoney Creek News

A new elementary school in Glanbrook’s Summit Park survey is one of just two capital projects on the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s wish list for provincial funding expected to be announced this fall.

While trustees can submit a maximum of eight projects for consideration, the modest request partly reflects their success in landing $100 million in the past three years, including for two new high schools and a $5.4-million addition at Saltfleet District High.

The Summit Park school, to be located by the southeast corner of Fletcher Road and Bellagio Avenue, is second on this year’s priority list, behind a new school in Greensville that will replace two existing schools.

The board has already bought the 3.2-hectare property for the 550-seat Glanbrook school, which will help relieve overcrowding at several schools in upper Stoney Creek created by the area’s housing boom.

While backing the funding request, central Mountain trustee Dawn Danko said she hopes the Summit Park site won’t repeat the experience of Ray Lewis School, built south of Rymal Road near Upper Wentworth Street to accommodate expected growth.

“I do think this is being proactive and adjusting to a future need, but I look at Ray Lewis school that’s been open for 10 years and that land around it is still not developed, so 99 per cent of students are bused,” she said.

“I hope we’ve got a good idea of when that development’s happening and we’re a little bit more on target with it this time.”

Ellen Warling, the board’s manager of planning and accommodation, said staff expects the Summit Park school to be 70 to 80 per cent full by the time it opens, a view shared by Stoney Creek’s trustee.

Jeff Beattie said the squeeze for space is “very, very real” in upper Stoney Creek because growth is happening more quickly than anticipated.

“This new school site, although it is just outside of my ward, is going to have a tremendous effect on relieving the accommodation pressures at Gatestone, Mount Albion, Billy Green and Janet Lee,” he said.

“This is not only going to take into account future growth in the area, but it’s going to offer a lot of relief, and welcome relief, to those four schools in particular.”

Glanbrook school makes modest funding wish list

Area schools will welcome overcrowding relief, trustee says

News Jun 18, 2015 by Richard Leitner Stoney Creek News

A new elementary school in Glanbrook’s Summit Park survey is one of just two capital projects on the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s wish list for provincial funding expected to be announced this fall.

While trustees can submit a maximum of eight projects for consideration, the modest request partly reflects their success in landing $100 million in the past three years, including for two new high schools and a $5.4-million addition at Saltfleet District High.

The Summit Park school, to be located by the southeast corner of Fletcher Road and Bellagio Avenue, is second on this year’s priority list, behind a new school in Greensville that will replace two existing schools.

The board has already bought the 3.2-hectare property for the 550-seat Glanbrook school, which will help relieve overcrowding at several schools in upper Stoney Creek created by the area’s housing boom.

“This new school ... is going to have a tremendous effect on relieving the accommodation pressures at Gatestone, Mount Albion, Billy Green and Janet Lee."

While backing the funding request, central Mountain trustee Dawn Danko said she hopes the Summit Park site won’t repeat the experience of Ray Lewis School, built south of Rymal Road near Upper Wentworth Street to accommodate expected growth.

“I do think this is being proactive and adjusting to a future need, but I look at Ray Lewis school that’s been open for 10 years and that land around it is still not developed, so 99 per cent of students are bused,” she said.

“I hope we’ve got a good idea of when that development’s happening and we’re a little bit more on target with it this time.”

Ellen Warling, the board’s manager of planning and accommodation, said staff expects the Summit Park school to be 70 to 80 per cent full by the time it opens, a view shared by Stoney Creek’s trustee.

Jeff Beattie said the squeeze for space is “very, very real” in upper Stoney Creek because growth is happening more quickly than anticipated.

“This new school site, although it is just outside of my ward, is going to have a tremendous effect on relieving the accommodation pressures at Gatestone, Mount Albion, Billy Green and Janet Lee,” he said.

“This is not only going to take into account future growth in the area, but it’s going to offer a lot of relief, and welcome relief, to those four schools in particular.”

Glanbrook school makes modest funding wish list

Area schools will welcome overcrowding relief, trustee says

News Jun 18, 2015 by Richard Leitner Stoney Creek News

A new elementary school in Glanbrook’s Summit Park survey is one of just two capital projects on the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s wish list for provincial funding expected to be announced this fall.

While trustees can submit a maximum of eight projects for consideration, the modest request partly reflects their success in landing $100 million in the past three years, including for two new high schools and a $5.4-million addition at Saltfleet District High.

The Summit Park school, to be located by the southeast corner of Fletcher Road and Bellagio Avenue, is second on this year’s priority list, behind a new school in Greensville that will replace two existing schools.

The board has already bought the 3.2-hectare property for the 550-seat Glanbrook school, which will help relieve overcrowding at several schools in upper Stoney Creek created by the area’s housing boom.

“This new school ... is going to have a tremendous effect on relieving the accommodation pressures at Gatestone, Mount Albion, Billy Green and Janet Lee."

While backing the funding request, central Mountain trustee Dawn Danko said she hopes the Summit Park site won’t repeat the experience of Ray Lewis School, built south of Rymal Road near Upper Wentworth Street to accommodate expected growth.

“I do think this is being proactive and adjusting to a future need, but I look at Ray Lewis school that’s been open for 10 years and that land around it is still not developed, so 99 per cent of students are bused,” she said.

“I hope we’ve got a good idea of when that development’s happening and we’re a little bit more on target with it this time.”

Ellen Warling, the board’s manager of planning and accommodation, said staff expects the Summit Park school to be 70 to 80 per cent full by the time it opens, a view shared by Stoney Creek’s trustee.

Jeff Beattie said the squeeze for space is “very, very real” in upper Stoney Creek because growth is happening more quickly than anticipated.

“This new school site, although it is just outside of my ward, is going to have a tremendous effect on relieving the accommodation pressures at Gatestone, Mount Albion, Billy Green and Janet Lee,” he said.

“This is not only going to take into account future growth in the area, but it’s going to offer a lot of relief, and welcome relief, to those four schools in particular.”