Photo: The map above shows the most likely location for a future public high school at the south-west corner of Robert Grant Avenue and Cope Drive
Editor’s note: The following is a press release from Carleton PC MPP Goldie Ghamari. It’s a little unclearly worded, but she clarified via email this confirms funding for Stittsville’s public school. In July, Ghamari tweeted: “The public high school’s status has been a top priority since the election. Our government is doing a line-by-line audit to ensure funds promised by the Liberals actually exist & I’ll have a formal update soon.”
QUEEN’S PARK – Carleton’s MPP Goldie Ghamari received official notice today from the Hon. Minister of Education, Lisa Thompson, regarding the status of the proposed public high school for Stittsville.
“For the past 2 years, Stittsville’s families and residents have told me how frustrated they have been with the lack of a local public high school,” Goldie stated. “This issue is so important, not only to the community, but also to me, that on April 5th 2018 I hosted a public meeting about the need for a public high school in Stittsville. A public high school in Stittsville is long overdue.”
In January 2018, the ministry approved $37.37 million to the Ottawa Carleton District School Board for a new 1,353 pupil place high school in Stittsville. The Ottawa Carleton District School Board is expecting to begin construction in Fall 2019 and the new school is expected to open in September 2021.
“After 15 years being ignored by the previous Government, the residents of Stittsville deserve better. I have received dozens of inquiries, phone calls, emails and in person questions on the status of the public high school. I am very pleased to have received an official response from the Ministry in just 60 days. This is a government with a clear mandate to work hard for the people and to get things done. I promised to be a strong voice for the residents of Stittsville and all across Carleton, and I look forward to continuing to deliver on this promise.”
Moving forward, the school board would be in the best position to provide updates throughout the project’s development.