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“ By retrofitting our schools, we’re creating jobs while saving energy and money, and teaching our kids about greener ways to live”
– Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario
Parkside Saves $14 Million chart
...Right Choice For Dundas
On April 02, 2012 members of the community of Dundas presented to trustees and the board, compelling cases for Parkside Collegiate to expand its present structure and serve as a model for 21st Century Schools in Canada.
Parkside's small real estate footprint keeps maintenance costs lower than any other high school in the HWDSB.
A 100 year / $1 a year lease agreement with the city guarantees access to the contiguous 26 acres of athletic and recreational facilities that includes daily school bus access.
Because Parkside trades facility useage with the city, maintenance costs are incurred only for the school
and its grounds - saving the board a huge amount of money.
Put The Money Saved By Parkside Into Ancaster High
Build New Schools Where Need Is Greatest
Other schools in Hamilton are in desperate need of repair or need to be rebuilt. The savings that could be realised by keeping Parkside open could be put toward building new schools in communities that need them.
Board projections indicate that Dundas will serve a reduced student population. Why build a superschool to serve a shrinking population ?
The Parkside proposal to renovate and add on gives the board tremendous flexibility: if the population shrinks, Parkside can increase its intake of students from other catchment areas into its Eco Program.
Parkside Has The Lowest Need
of the Four West ARC Schools
The Parkside building has the bones that make renewing it worthwhile.
Built in 1959, it was built for function and longevity.
With the little amount that has been spent on maintenance in the last decade, it is still in remarkably good shape.
It was built as a comprehensive high school, with all of the elements needed at the time.
From a double Gym with second floor seating, to
Science labs that were fully equipped, to 4 Technology
labs with exterior access, Parkside was designed as
a complete high school for
By renovating the building to suit modern needs of smaller class sizes, Parkside will be in good shape for many years to come.
|TOTAL COST OF ADDITIONS & RENOS
|SALE OF HIGHLAND PROPERTY
||-$ 8,900,00. 00
|NET PARKSIDE BUDGET
|TOTAL COST OF ADDITIONS & RENOS
|SALE OF PARKSIDE PROPERTY
|NET HIGHLAND BUDGET
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Guaranteed access to contiguous 26 acre park and its excellent facilities.
City pays for maintenance.
Better facilities than Highland - zero cost to maintain.
Walkable Distance to
The Town Core Brings Students Into Contact WIth Vital Resources
Co-op Opportunities / Public Library / Arena / Pool / Dundas Valley School of Art / Jobs / Galleries / Museum.
Easiest and Safest
School bus access - multiple access points for cars. No commuter traffic or busy streets to cross.
The best-built building in the west ARC.
Healthy Civic Interaction
Students cultivated in the heart of a community become very civic-minded citizens.