Gosford High School and Henry Kendall High School will receive $250,000 in additional funding in 2016, made possible by NSW being the first state to sign the Gonski agreement.
Parliamentary secretary for the Central Coast, Mr Scot MacDonald MLC and member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch MP announced the needsbased funding stating that Central Coast schools would receive $7.56 million in funds for 2016.
“This substantial ongoing investment in public education is fantastic news for our schools, and will further boost their efforts to deliver improved student results,” Mr MacDonald said.
Examples of local needsbased funding allocations include Henry Kendall High School, which will receive $540,281, an increase of $129,495 on 2015; and Gosford High School, which will receive $341,756, an increase of $121,996 on 2015.
“This needs-based funding can be used in a variety of ways, including employing speech pathologists or specialist teachers to target learning areas,” Mr MacDonald said.
Through the NSW Government’s Local Schools, Local Decisions reform, principals in all NSW public schools are making local decisions on how to use these funds to improve student outcomes.
As a result of NSW signing up to the Gonski agreement, the NSW Government has also been able to deliver resources to improve the quality of teaching, provide more school counsellors and improve support for beginning teachers.
Oct 21, 2015
Mitchell Cutting, Office of
Scot MacDonald MLC