Kemptville – The Upper Canada District School Board hosted an official opening Thursday for Kemptville Public School in Kemptville, Ontario.
The ceremony included an official ribbon cutting, student performances as well as speeches by dignitaries marking the occasion.
“This new school represents our Board’s firm commitment to public education in the Kemptville area,” said Trustee Lisa Swan. “It will provide our students with a high-quality education in a welcoming, modern environment conducive to learning.”
“We are pleased to provide Kemptville with this modern facility,” added Director of Education Stephen Sliwa. “It positions us to offer our students a quality education for years to come. This school will allow our teachers to provide effective instruction and our students to advance their learning. The bright, modern learning environment will permit students to take full advantage of all the benefits an Upper Canada District School Board education can offer.”
The new 44,390 square-foot, air-conditioned building was constructed with $13.3 million in funding from the Ministry of Education. It features modern classrooms including digital interactive display units, an open Learning Commons with a stage, project/resource rooms adjacent to classrooms, a modern gymnasium, and a large greenspace for a yard with new play structures and a soccer field.
The school opened its doors in September 2017.