Friday, 27 October 2017

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes has announced over $3.8 million for additional learning initiatives in Pittwater’s eleven public schools.

The needs-based funding is the result of the NSW Government signing up to the Gonski funding agreement and represents an increase of more than $580,000 on last year’s allocation.

School Principals are able to directly determine how the additional funds are spent to best support student needs. This may include employing specialist teachers or purchasing extra resources to respond to the unique requirements of their students.

“This funding is a major boost for our local schools,” Rob Stokes said.

“The additional funding can be allocated directly to where it’s needed most and help support new and innovative opportunities for students.

“We know Principals and teachers are best placed to identify how additional funding is spent – so the decision is entirely up to them.

“The Gonski agreement is making a real difference in our local schools – so it’s great the funds are increasing.

“I can’t wait to see the additional programs, resources and initiatives being introduced in our local schools as a result of this extra funding,” Rob Stokes said.