LA­BOR TO BOOST SCHOOL FUND­ING

Kwinana Courier - - News -

Lo­cal schools will re­ceive a fund­ing boost un­der a La­bor fed­eral gov­ern­ment af­ter Op­po­si­tion Leader Tanya Plibersek an­nounced the party’s Fair Go for Schools ini­tia­tive dur­ing a visit to Safety Bay High School ear­lier this month. As part of La­bor’s Fair Go for Schools, forty-four pub­lic schools across the Brand elec­torate, in­clud­ing schools in Rock­ing­ham, Kwinana and Bal­divis, will be $37.48 mil­lion bet­ter off. Ms Plibersek and Ms King also took the op­por­tu­nity to an­nounce Safety Bay Se­nior High School will re­ceive $2.06 mil­lion ex­tra fund­ing if La­bor is elected. “Safety Bay Se­nior High School has been go­ing from strength to strength for the past forty years and this fund­ing will help my old school grow even more,” Ms King said. Other schools re­ceiv­ing large fund­ing boosts un­der La­bor in­clude: Bal­divis Se­condary Col­lege ($3.1 mil­lion), Comet Bay Col­lege ($3 mil­lion), Gil­more Col­lege ($2.06 mil­lion) and Warn­bro Com­mu­nity High School ($1.76 mil­lion). A fur­ther 39 lo­cal schools will re­ceive be­tween $70,000$1.75 mil­lion in ex­tra fund­ing. Ms King says this ex­tra in­vest­ment will be trans­for­ma­tive for schools like Safety Bay Se­nior High and “will give ev­ery stu­dent the chance to reach their full po­ten­tial, no mat­ter where they live, or how much their par­ents earn.” To find out how much your school will re­ceive, visit: www.fair­go­forschools.com.au

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