$690m for SA schools
SOUTH Australia is investing more than $690 million to improve, refurbish and expand capacity at 91 public primary and secondary schools.
“This is the largest investment in our public education system in our State’s history, with around one in five schools being upgraded,” South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill said.
“A world-class school system is an essential foundation for the next generation of South Australians.
“Schools that are better equipped, with increased capacity and superior facilities, will help to give our children a head start.”
This brings the total infrastructure investment in education to more than $1 billion over the last four years.
The announcement is part of the Public Education Action Plan and builds on the $250 million STEM Works program.
“This build will help our students prepare for the jobs of the future, and comes on top of our investments in 139 STEM facilities, and our three new schools in the city, northern and southern suburbs,” Mr Weatherill said.
“Our new education Action Plan strengthens our already enviable education system, ensuring our system is affordable and that our children are best positioned for future success,” he said.
Education and Child Development Minister Susan Close said the State Government wants to do everything it can to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow.
“These upgraded classrooms and facilities will provide state of the art spaces for innovative learning across the State,” she said.
Each school and their local community will be engaged with throughout development of the scope for each project and during delivery.
(L-R) Minister for Education and Child Development Susan Close, Woodville High School Principal Meredith Edwards and SA Premier Jay Weatherill.