BOOST FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED IT MOST
Northern Rivers public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement.
Member for Lismore Thomas George said in 2017 local public schools will receive $3,390,513 in additional needs-based funding.
“The NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to deliver additional school funding based on student need,” Mr George said.
“These extra resources go directly to our schools allowing principals to better meet the unique needs of their students and the school community.
“I have seen schools in the electorate employ additional teachers with expertise to assist students who need extra support in key learning areas like literacy and numeracy.”
In NSW public schools, needs-based funding is distributed under the Resource Allocation Model (RAM), which uses information about student need to deliver resources where they are needed most, consistent with the Gonski recommendations.
Examples of local needs-based funding allocations in the electorate include:
- Albert Park Public School $192.499, an increase of $63,727 from 2016
- Bonalbo Public School $509,859, an increase of $124,736 from 2016
- Goonellabah Public School $876,070, an increase of $227,141 from 2016
- Kyogle Public School $543,637, an increase of $129,470 from 2016
- Woodenbong Central School $599,782, an increase of $122,442 from 2016
Since 2014 public schools across NSW have received $504 million in extra funding helped by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government signing up to the Gonski agreement.