Fam­ily drought sup­port

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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