Family drought support
A FAMILY drought support announcement by Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan will provide fee relief for Catholic school families experiencing hardship as a result of the ongoing drought.
Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Dr Lee-Anne Perry has welcomed the funding announcement of $3.9 million for Queensland Catholic schools.
“Catholic schools have been providing support for droughtaffected families, in some cases for a number of years, and today’s announcement means they can continue to do that,” Dr Perry said.
“Schools throughout the central and southwest regions, the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, and the Burnett, all need to provide fee relief for families, as do a number of boarding schools in metropolitan and regional areas.
“The funding will go directly to providing fee relief and support for families.”
Dr Perry said in difficult times it was especially important that young people could continue their schooling.