The Near North District School Board is going ahead with two new schools in North Bay and Parry Sound.
It includes the construction of a new elementary school on the W. J. Fricker site and a JK-12 school on the existing Parry Sound high school site.
"The Ministry has approved the scope of the project based upon programing and space requirements submitted by staff," says Mairghread Knought, Communication Officer.
The Board is currently preparing Request for Proposal documentation required in order to secure an architect to proceed with design and construction drawings.
"As with all projects of this nature it is imperative that the board review all developments and changes in circumstances as to they arise. If a review of any such information results in a change it would be confirmed by way of Board motion and shared with affected parties and stakeholders through the approved communication process," concludes Knought