LOCAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS GET A HELPING HAND
Non-government schools in the Tamworth electorate have received $223,775 in additional funding to put into resources where they are most needed, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson 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.
Mr Anderson welcomed the funding for local schools.
“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 Anderson said.
“This funding will 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. Independent schools in the Tamworth electorate have received a total of $461,927 this year.