$113 million needs-based funding for public schools

Published 22nd October, 2015 in Education, Education

Public schools that need extra funding will receive a record $113 million for 2016.

Young primary students sitting at desk learning.
Public schools that need extra funding will receive a record $113 million thanks to Gonski.

The funding is possible due to NSW being the first state to sign the Gonski agreement. It also means NSW students will benefit from needs-based funding distributed through the Resource Allocation Model.

Education Minister Adrian Piccoli said the funding would help schools deliver improved student results.

“This needs-based funding can be used in a variety of ways, including employing speech pathologists or specialist teachers to target learning areas,” Mr Piccoli said.

“As part of this new funding, an additional $10 million is being distributed to schools to help students who have English language support needs.”




Published 22nd October, 2015 in Education, Education