Monaro’s independent schools get a helping hand

Ashley Meyer-Dilley Electorate, Latest News, Uncategorised

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Monaro’s independent schools get a helping hand

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Non-government schools in the Monaro have received $49,211 in additional funding to put into resources where they are most needed, Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced today.

The NSW Government’s additionality funding is provided to non-government schools on a needs basis to provide resources such as teacher’s aides to support students with disability, teacher training or literacy and numeracy intervention programs.

“Schools know best where to direct these funds, and we’re pleased to provide this funding for a range of programs and resources to best support local students,” Mr Barilaro said.

“This funding will give our kids the best start and allow schools to provide the best education possible.”

Education Minster Rob Stokes said the NSW Government is providing more than $45 million to Catholic and Independent schools in 2017, up from the $25 million in 2016.

“Our schools are important community assets, and we are committed to providing funds to support students in both government and non-government schools,” Mr Stokes said.

This tranche of payments is the second of two for 2017, the first tranche being distributed in the first half of the year. Schools in the Monaro have received a total of $101,400 in additional funding this year.