$360,000 for public schools
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.