Budget delivers for schools in Burnett
NORTH Burnett schools have been handed additional funding in the 2016-17 state budget.
The State Government will spend $1.14 million to improve facilities at Monto State School, Burnett State College, Monto State High School and Eidsvold State School.
Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said the projects demonstrated the state government’s commitment to delivering high-quality education infrastructure in regional areas.
“For our students to have the best chance at success, we need to ensure our state schools continue to be quality learning environments,” Ms Trad said.
“Our teachers and school staff deserve access to the infrastructure and facilities they need to support the great work they do.
“This extra school funding is much-needed...and I look forward to seeing these important projects under way and benefiting local school teachers, staff and students.”
Both Monto State School and Burnett State College in Gayndah have been given $300,000 for multi-purpose court refurbishments.
Monto State High School has been given $290,000 for refurbishment of its home economics facilities.
Eidsvold State School has received $250,000 for the refurbishment of its special education unit.
The funding for the projects was delivered through the $180 million Significant Regional Infrastructure Projects Program.
Ms Trad said the funding boost would not only benefit local schools, but also the local workforce.
Jackie Trad For our students to have the best chance at success, we need quality learning environments.