With Adrian Piccoli championing education, a record $113 million in additional funding has been announced to support NSW public school students who need it most. As the first state to sign the Gonski agreement, our students will benefit from needs-based funding totalling $860 million, distributed through the Resource Allocation Model.
Examples of regional needs-based funding allocations for 2016 include:
- Maclean High School will receive $798,714, an increase of $135,910
- Wauchope Public School will receive $723,969, which is an increase of $139,110
- Hunter River High School will receive $1,250,960, an increase of $164,253
- Gunnedah High School, with 453 enrolments, will receive $1,228,575, which is an increase of $90,407
- Warren Central School will receive $714,220, which is an increase of $158,565
- Karabar High School will receive $1 million which is an increase of $246,460
Through a NSW Government initiative called the Local Schools, Local Decisions reform, principals in all our public schools can make decisions on how best to utilise these funds, ensuring that initiatives are tailored to the area and that their students receive the greatest outcomes possible.