ATIKOKAN – Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan was at the Atikokan High School today to announce that the province is investing in a significant rebuild and addition to the existing high school to create a new K-12 school. The multi-million dollar project will accommodate nearly 417 students from K-12 and includes three new child care rooms with 49 licensed child care spaces and a new child and family room.
MPP Bill Mauro says, “This is part of a new investment across the province to build 39 brand new schools and undertake 40 major renovations or additions that will include more than 2,700 licensed child care spaces for children aged 0-4, helping more families access safe and affordable childcare closer to home.”
“Our government’s $23 million investment into a new K-12 school is great news for Atikokan. I am proud that we are making a real difference for students and families now and for future generations. Congratulations to the school board, staff, the accommodation review team and community partners. Your vision and commitment to student success has helped make this project a reality.”
Dianne McCormack, Chair, Rainy River District School Board states, “In building a new consolidated school, we are laying the groundwork to support a culture of lifelong learning and the Board’s commitment to providing high-quality academic programming and enhanced opportunities for both our elementary and secondary students.”
“This announcement signifies the efforts of school and Board staff and community partners, working together to support Atikokan students, today and into the future. The investment in the Atikokan Kindergarten to Grade 12 school, with the funding for daycare and a child and family room, will provide our students and their families with welcoming, safe, and supportive teaching and learning environments to enhance student achievement and well-being,” comments Heather Campbell, Director of Education, Rainy River District School Board.