$360,000 for pub­lic schools

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

STU­DENTS in pub­lic schools across the Bel­mont elec­torate are set to ben­e­fit from an ex­tra $360,000 in school main­te­nance works and up­grades to com­put­ing tech­nol­ogy.

The an­nounce­ment this month is on top of ex­ist­ing spend­ing and sees $170 mil­lion spent on main­te­nance alone in WA in 2015-2016.

Bel­mont MLA Glenys God­frey said the up­grades would en­sure stu­dents and staff have high qual­ity fa­cil­i­ties for teach­ing and learn­ing .

“Our pub­lic schools pro­vide world class ed­u­ca­tion to lo­cal stu­dents and th­ese up­grades will make them even bet­ter,” she said.

In ad­di­tion to the fund­ing, the in­vest­ment in tech­nol­ogy will op­ti­mise band­width in all schools for teach­ing, learn­ing and stu­dent re­search.

The Stan­dard Op­er­at­ing En­vi­ron­ment (SOE) will be ex­tended to a re­main­ing 218 schools across the state.

“The SOE pro­vides a frame­work for schools so stu­dent ac­cess to the in­ter­net is a safe and se­cure as pos­si­ble,” Ms God­frey said.

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