The Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) and the Algoma District School Board (ADSB) have received confirmation of funding from the Ontario Ministry of Education for a new joint school in Blind River. This school will welcome CSPGNO students from kindergarten to grade 8 and ADSB students from kindergarten to grade 12.
The two school boards welcome the good news, as this project will allow them not only to share space, but also to develop an innovative approach to program delivery and learning. Further details about the funding and location of the new school will be announced in February.
The CSPGNO’s Board Chair, Mr. Jean-Marc Aubin, is excited by the news. “This project is a long-held dream. Our public school board is committed to serving Francophone families who want their children to be educated in a public school environment where open minds, human values and the French language are of the utmost importance. We are pleased to be able to work with the Algoma District School Board to provide unique learning opportunities that serve the needs and well-being of all students. This joint project demonstrates our commitment to our families, to education and to the future of our children.”
Recognized for its keen sense of innovation and openness to the world, CSPGNO offers a French-language public education of the highest quality in eleven elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Greater Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.