Trustees with the Greater Essex County District School Board look at expansion plans for Tecumseh Vista Academy at their meeting on June 17, 2014. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

Tecumseh Vista Addition Moving Forward

The Greater Essex County District School Board is giving the go ahead on plans for the addition of Tecumseh Vista Academy.

Board Chair Julia Burgess says the initial plans for the school always anticipated a building expansion to meet enrollment demand.

“The [expansion] plans that we saw made the best use of the existing building, knowing that we were going to add onto it, so it’s going to be a very attractive school,” says Burgess, noting the ministry wouldn’t commit the funding needed to build a higher capcaity school when Tecumseh Vista Academy was first constructed. “From the moment we put the shovel in the ground for the first building, we knew that we would have an addition … it’s overdue.”

Burgess expects designs will be tendered out in the fall with $10.5-million approved for the board to spend on the project.