Bud­get delivers for schools in Bur­nett

Central and North Burnett Times - - WELCOME -

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.

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