On thecovid_19_vaccination_in_canada?day London’s newest elementary school opens its doors next September, it’s likely that not every student at Summerside Elementary will have a seat inside the new buildingThe same situation.. Thames Valley School Board (TVDSB) officials admit?population growth in the city’s southeast could mean the school will be over-capacity?and using portable classroomsOntario has said it expects everyone aged 18 and over to be able to book a vaccine b?on day one.?
It’s a common scenario and one London city CounThe full story by Rob Ferguson: Ontario promises 350 new ICU beds this week as COVID-19 cases surge. Shawn Lewis said?illustrates a problem he sees with how the province allocates capital funding for new schools. Namely, that in order to meet criteria for capital projects, school boards must show the?school will be at or above its intended capacity the day it opens and for five years after.?
“To plan to open a brand new building that’s already going to be at capacity with no room for future growth in the neighbourhood, with no room for new families to move in, is just the epitome of poor planning,” said Lewis. “It’s just backwards thinking.”?
London West MPP Peggy Sattler?agrees it’s not the best way to meet the needs of a fast-growing city.?