Media Release - Lincoln Welcomes New Secondary School

Town of Lincoln welcomes West Niagara’s secondary school

Lincoln, ON – (Jan. 24, 2018) – The Town of Lincoln is pleased to welcome the yet-to-be named District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) secondary school, servicing all west Niagara, within Lincoln’s municipal boundaries. The new site was ratified at last night’s DSBN Board meeting.

The property located at 4670 Durham Road, fronting King Street in Beamsville is conveniently located close to the YMCA, future regional and municipal transit routes, connecting students to each of the communities.

Lincoln looks forward to the continued partnership with the DSBN as the process to build moves forward. In 2015, the new elementary school of Twenty Valley merged four school communities and Lincoln witnessed the successful transition with positive outcomes.

The Town of Lincoln will be focused on:

Working with Niagara Region on complete streets to support safe school active transportation

Identifying opportunities to collaborate on programming and community amenities to benefit entire community

Advocate that the unique curriculum needs of our communities are maintained, specifically maintaining the agricultural and trade curriculum. This curriculum is preparing students for industry in Lincoln and thereby creating a labour-ready workforce.

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“We are delighted that a site within Lincoln has been purchased and we welcome the new high school to Lincoln,” stated Mayor Sandra Easton. “Lincoln has been witness to the benefits of a new school, merging school communities, and with great success. We believe the residents of each community will be well-served by this new facility.”

“It’s exciting to see this project move forward, with this most recent site location announcement of Lincoln,” said CAO Michael Kirkopoulos. “It will now be critical for all three municipalities and Niagara Region to work together to implement the municipal and regional infrastructure to support this vibrant school community.”

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Contact:

Carrie Beatty, Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the CAO
905-563-2799 ext. 230 (office)
905-401-5707 (cell)
cbeatty@lincoln.ca

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