MacLeod Public School
(Credit: Architectural rendering by JL Richards and Associates Ltd.)
Construction of a new green school on the MacLeod Public School site began in the spring of 2012. Green features such as a displacement ventilation and heat recovery system, radiant floor heating, high insulation values in windows, walls and floors, and energy efficient plumbing and lighting fixtures. The roof will be constructed to allow for the installation of solar panels at a later date.
The new MacLeod Public School will accommodate approximately 600 students in approximately 60,000 square feet. It will feature a daycare for preschoolers as well as a Best Start Hub. The play area for children will be expanded to approximately 174,000 square feet.
The main entrance of the school will be located on Walford Road. A separate bus layby from Laval Street to Walford Road will greatly improve traffic flow in the area. There will also be 93 parking spaces on site. With a budget of $17.4 million, the new MacLeod Public School is expected to be complete in the fall of 2013.
During construction, JK to Grade 2 students as well as the daycare will remain at the Annex on the current MacLeod site. Grades 3 to 8 students have been relocated to the former Wembley Public School (the MacLeod Wembley site).
The new MacLeod Public School is Rainbow District School Board’s third green school. Valley View Public School opened in the fall of 2007. Walden Public School opened in the fall of 2009.
Construction Staging Plans - Presented at Board meeting on February 28, 2012
February 27: Traffic flow focus of new MacLeod Public School information session
View the Parent Information Presentation - February 6, 2012