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Rainbow Board approves Centre for Education on Wembley site

Rainbow District School Board is consolidating its educational support services.

During the regular Board meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Trustees approved the renovation of the Wembley site to accommodate a Centre for Education.

The Wembley site is the Board’s preferred option from a feasibility study carried out by Yallowega Bélanger Salach Architecture and Ameresco.

The Board requested the study at its meeting on January 27, 2015, with a goal of minimizing the disruption to students while maximizing the use of Board property.

Educational support services include the Board Office at Centre for Education, 408 Wembley Drive in Sudbury, the Gord Ewin Centre for Education at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School, Information Services at Lively District Secondary School, the Maintenance Shop at Lockerby Composite School, the Carpentry Shop at Chelmsford Valley District Composite School and the Computer Training Lab and staff at Northeastern Elementary School.

The Centre for Education will also house the Restart Program, currently at Barrydowne College, and the program for Children and Youth in Care, currently at O’Connor Park.

A total of $7.3 million was approved for the renovation.

The project will begin in January 2016, with a scheduled completion date of August 2018.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.