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The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is adding daycare spaces. The board will be spending
$3.6 million on retrofits at five schools in the district. They include Open Roads, New Prospect, Sioux Mountain, Evergreen and Keewatin. They expect to be completed by 2020.

During last night's board meeting, superintendent Caryl Hron talked with trustees about the importance of the province's Early Years strategy.

"They really want child care and families to be part of school," she said. "I was in Sioux Lookout the other day. There was a little boy in the Best Start program. He said, 'This is my school.' He was two-years-old. He's already identifying with the school. Having kids feel connected is really, really important."

The retrofits for daycare spaces are part of the board's $9 million plans for upgrades to its schools. These capital projects include roof repairs, as well as new stands for Pete Fair Memorial Field, not to mention an overhead door, so newly-built ice shacks can get out of the shops at Dryden High School.

For more information:

Keewatin-Patricia District School Board - Agenda (Page 9 child care plan, Page 35 capital plan)

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