Wilson pushes for high school in Wasaga Beach

Published on March 28, 2018

This week, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson questioned the provincial government about the possibility of a high school being built in the Town of Wasaga Beach.

Wilson raised the topic during Question Period on March 28.

“Officials with the Town of Wasaga Beach and I believe the community has the population numbers to justify a secondary school. The town expects significant growth in the next few years. In addition, the town is planning a major downtown development project. All signs point towards the community needing a high school in the near future,” said Wilson. “Will the government fund a high school in Wasaga Beach if asked to do so by the local school board?”

Minister of Education Indira Naidoo-Harris said the government is aware of the need for a high school in Wasaga Beach and encouraged the town and the Simcoe County District School Board to work together on the project.

“The community of Wasaga Beach would be a good fit for a secondary school in the near future. We are open to accepting a proposal by the board for funding of a high school site,” she said. “It is my hope the board and the town will work together and have a collaborative discussion in planning for a new secondary school in Wasaga Beach.”

Afterwards, Wilson said he is pleased with the Minister’s response to his questions about the matter.

“I appreciate the Minister’s answer. It’s clear the Ministry is aware of the issue and is ready to do something about it. I think the need for a high school in Wasaga Beach is clear. Soon, the town is going to have four elementary schools and no high school,” he said.

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