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$219 Million Boost For Students Who Need It Most

19 Oct 2016

Hawkesbury public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement.

Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet said in 2017 local public schools will receive $2,209,736 in additional needs-based funding.

“The NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to deliver additional school funding based on student need,” Mr Perrottet said.

“These extra resources go directly to our Hawkesbury schools allowing principals to better meet the unique needs of their students and the school community.

“I have seen schools in the Hawkesbury electorate employ additional teachers with expertise to assist students who need extra support in key learning areas like literacy and numeracy.”

In NSW public schools, needs-based funding is distributed under the Resource Allocation Model (RAM), which uses information about student need to deliver resources where they are needed most, consistent with the Gonski recommendations.

Examples of local needs-based funding allocations in the Hawkesbury electorate include:

 Richmond High School will receive $1,015,273, an increase of $229,982 in 2016

 Windsor Park Public School will receive $408,168, an increase of $91,758 in 2016

 Freemans Reach Public School will receive $249,698, an increase of $90,721 in 2016

Since 2014 public schools across NSW have received $504 million in extra funding helped by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government signing up to the Gonski agreement.

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