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Progress on south-end Barrie high school moving along

Decision on the school’s name will be made in the fall
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Construction on the new south-end Barrie high school, shown here on Monday, is moving along. Jessica Owen/BarrieToday

Barrie’s south-end high school may still be unnamed, but construction is moving along.

The projected opening date for the new South Barrie Secondary School is in time for the 2021-22 school year, according to Simcoe County District School Board officials.

The high school, located on Mapleview Drive East at Prince William Way, will have capacity for 1,000 students and cover a total area of 12,610 square metres.

The building includes a three-level walkout, specialized tech rooms, two sports fields (one natural and the other artificial), and an eight-lane all-weather track.

In February, the public was invited to submit name suggestions and more than 500 submissions were received by the board.

“The naming committee is scheduled to meet in the fall to select a name that will be recommended to the ... board of trustees for a final decision,” said Sarah Kekewich, manager of communications for the public school board.

The school board has established a naming committee that includes the school principal, students and parents from the feeder schools (Hyde Park Public School, Algonquin Ridge Elementary School and Hewitt's Creek Public School), City of Barrie Ward 10 Coun. Mike McCann, the school trustee, and a community representative.