$25.98 MILLION IN NEEDS-BASED FUNDING FOR NORTHERN TABLELANDS SCHOOLS

$25.98 MILLION IN NEEDS-BASED FUNDING FOR NORTHERN TABLELANDS SCHOOLS

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, with Glen Innes Public School P&C President Natasha Ward and Principal Christine Dorward.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today announced a 9 per cent increase, an additional $2.14 million, in needs-based recurrent funding for Northern Tablelands public schools in 2020.

 

In total, the 59 Northern Tablelands public schools will receive $25.979 million in needs based equity funding next year.

 

A passionate advocate of the Gonski educations reforms, Mr Marshall said this additional support was a result of the NSW Government being the first to sign up to and fully fund the Gonski education agreement, which will deliver $6.4 billion in additional funding to NSW students over six years.

 

He said that since Gonski was introduced in NSW, the needs-based funding allocation model had seen annual recurrent funding for the 59 Northern Tablelands public schools increase by $16.6 million.

 

“The difference between pre-Gonski funding allocations just six years ago and today could not be starker,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“Instead of celebrating almost $26 million in funding next year, without Gonski, our locals schools would only be receiving $9.5 million, or 63 per cent less.

 

“This is why these education reforms were and continue to be so important, because it is our country schools and country students who benefit the most.

 

“It’s also what NSW public schools have always wanted – a significant increase in funding guaranteed into the future, with the greatest benefits flowing to schools and students with the greatest need.

 

“This would not have happened without the leadership of former Education Minister Adrian Piccoli and a determination to put the needs of students first in our education system, not politics.”

 

Mr Marshall said today’s announcement built on those increases and he was confident school communities and principals would be delighted at the prospect of planning the use of their additional funds.

 

“The core of the state government’s Local Schools, Local Decisions reforms is to put decision-making about students and school communities with the people who know them best – the principals, school staff and parents,” he said.

 

“The distribution of funds on a needs basis under the RAM gives them exactly that opportunity.

 

“Many schools in the Northern Tablelands electorate will see additional benefits in areas such as literacy and numeracy support, teachers’ professional development and community engagement.

 

“I continue to urge the Federal Government to recognise the importance of Gonski for our public schools system in country NSW.”

 

** A detailed breakdown of the funding for local schools over the last seven years and prior to the Gonski reforms is below.

 

Northern Tablelands public schools’ needs-based equity funding (RAM) 2013-2020

 

School 2020 RAM funding $s Increase from 2019 $s Increase 2013 to 2020 $s
Armidale City Public School 580,991 59,069 522,455
Armidale Secondary College 1,934,196 474,732 N/A (new school)
Ashford Central School 614,141 8,015 364,704
Bald Blair Public School 62,051 5,015 43,964
Barwon Learning Centre (Moree) 118,037 53,420 219,901
Ben Lomond Public School 36,054 6,140 11,652
Ben Venue Public School 599,772 43,848 406,708
Bingara Central School 457,582 10,084 251,798
Black Mountain Public School 102,845 5,469 74,207
Boggabilla Central School 791,609 -17,984 158,006
Bonshaw Public School 64,525 15,738 62,304
Boomi Public School 73,606 – 6,961 37,127
Bullarah Public School 46,177 5,504 16,602
Bundarra Central School 363,922 -29,976 192,155
Chandler Public School 33,922 -5,260 11,097
Croppa Creek Public School 51,059 11,088 25,679
Deepwater Public School 72,838 11,930 11,385
Delungra Public School 140,132 26,900 97,448
Drummond Memorial Public School 699,145 205,313 501,187
Ebor Public School 80,912 42,840 56,163
Emmaville Central School 351,166 5,746 236,052
Garah Public School 66,096 10,123 40,496
Gilgai Public School 199,838 1,779 132,124
Glen Innes High School 857,046 67,382 623,610
Glen Innes Public School 948,117 37,655 668,205
Glen Innes West Infants School 153,981 -4,454 121,957
Gravesend Public School 77,548 1,837 52,143
Gum Flat Public School 51,998 -3,893 13,319
Guyra Central School 945,426 124,184 769,654
Inverell Public School 1,237,825 188,850 920,804
Inverell High School 1,340,638 68,839 824,553
Kellys Plains Public School 32,044 -6,817 15,587
Kentucky Public School 58,063 8,362 42,626
Kingstown Public School 75,000 -5,149 52,773
Macintyre High School 1,000,303 107,847 749,871
Mallawa Public School 48,724 5,918 22,623
Martins Gully Public School 172,062 500 104,924
Moree East Public School 1,109,522 -3,108 514,990
Moree Public School 1,775,422 88,276 1,331,891
Moree Secondary College Albert Street 706,929 33,322 218,341
Moree Secondary College Carol Avenue 1,262,013 77,723 351,975
Mungindi Central School 535,915 -26,732 450,924
Newling Public School 504,877 36,650 359,724
North Star Public School 64,977 -2,393 26,831
Pallamallawa Public School 121,943 -4,292 60,218
Red Range Public School 149,177 1,889 111,224
Rocky River Public School 79,369 463 55,016
Ross Hill Public School 1,818,084 206,898 1,448,023
Sandon Public School 576,100 89,424 342,250
Thalgarrah Environmental Education Centre 13,508 208 15,602
Tingha Public School 333,696 -64,259 80,795
Toomelah Public School 422,253 42,000 247,152
Tulloona Public School 40,918 -76 36,387
Uralla Central School 832,869 106,914 556,652
Warialda High School 541,748 44,637 275,997
Warialda Public School 418,934 35,418 281,017
Wytaliba Public School 63,194 5,897 49,059
Yetman Public School 68,225 2,571 57,565
Total 25,979,064 2,068,905 16,566,746

 

 

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