ANDERSON CALLS FOR SCHOOL MAINTENANCE MONEY
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has called for funding to address maintenance backlogs at Tamworth High School following the NSW Government’s $390 million public school maintenance blitz announcement this morning.
Mr Anderson said he was disappointed to hear that Tamworth High School was not announced as one of the initial schools named to receive extra funding and will be seeking a meeting with the Education Minister immediately to discuss the decision.
“Tamworth High School was listed as one of the top 50 schools in NSW with a significant backlog of maintenance which is why I want to see the school included in this round of funding so that our local schools don’t miss out.
“A lot of work has been done at Tamworth High School to address maintenance issues and help improve the look and feel of the school however much more needs to be done.
“I have spoken with the Education Minister about maintenance needs at Tamworth High School and will be ensuring he is aware of exactly what the outstanding maintenance issues are so that we can see our fair share of the new maintenance funding.”
Mr Anderson said there was a range of maintenance needs at the school including roof, window and flooring repairs and extra funding is needed to address some of these issues in the immediate future.
“I have spoked with Tamworth High School Principal Daniel Wilson to discuss priority maintenance needs for the school and will be again raising these needs with the Minister so that we can ensure our children are working in well maintained facilities.
“There’s no doubt that the NSW Nationals and Liberals have delivered more for NSW public schools, especially in our electorate and I want to see that funding not just continue but increase,” Mr Anderson concluded.