Southeast London Schools

Update: June 17, 2019

School construction projects submitted to Ministry for approval

Parents and Guardians,

Two major school construction projects in southeast London were submitted to the Ministry of Education on June 14 and June 17, 2019 for approval to allow the projects to proceed to tender. 

After extensive study and public consultation, Trustees approved in 2017 the closure of Fairmont Public School, with students transferring to nearby Tweedsmuir Public School where significant upgrades would be carried out to accommodate more students. 

Trustees also approved, contingent on provincial funding, construction of a new school in the Summerside area to accommodate students who have been temporarily placed at Fairmont, Tweedsmuir and Princess Elizabeth Public School. 

Closure of Fairmont Public School is contingent upon the progress of the Tweedsmuir and the new Southeast London school projects. The Board will proceed to tender the project once approvals have been obtained. 


Update: February 1, 2019

Fairmont, Tweedsmuir, new southeast London Public School    

Parents and Guardians,

Progress is continuing with TVDSB’s plans to build a much-needed new public school in southeast London (Summerside), as well as additions and renovations to Tweedsmuir Public School – allowing for the approved closure of Fairmont Public School. 

After extensive study and public consultation, Trustees approved in 2017 the closure of Fairmont Public School, with students transferring to nearby Tweedsmuir Public School where significant upgrades would be carried out to accommodate more students. 

Trustees also approved, contingent on provincial funding, construction of a new school in southeast London to accommodate students who were temporarily placed at Fairmont, Tweedsmuir and Princess Elizabeth Public School. 

Tweedsmuir Public School:The Ministry of Education recently granted TVDSB approval to proceed with a detailed design for additions and renovations at Tweedsmuir Public School. Parents and guardians will receive more information about the timeline for construction once approval is granted to tender the project. 

New southeast London school:The Board’s preliminary design for a new school in southeast London was recently granted Ministry approval, allowing the Board to move forward with a more detailed design for the project. A community meeting to share information about the school’s design and timeline will be scheduled as soon as TVDSB receives approval to tender the project. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

Fairmont Public School:Closure of Fairmont Public School is contingent upon the progress of the Tweedsmuir and the new Southeast London school projects. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

The Board is hopeful these projects will be expedited by the Ministry as soon as possible.

 

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