The provincial government has earmarked 498-million dollars to build new schools or update old ones. Education Minister Liz Sandals says the work will begin in the next few months. 30 new schools will be built across the province while 26 schools will use the money for renovations. The province will also add 122 new child care rooms, which will result in 2,135 new licensed spaces for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. A new public elementary school will be built in Alliston, while additions will be built on existing schools in Elmvale and Orillia.