MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today announced a 12 per cent increase, an additional $2 million, in needs-based recurrent funding for Northern Tablelands public schools in 2016.
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 agreement, which will deliver $5 billion in additional funding to NSW students over six years.
He said that this year, the second under the needs-based allocation, funding for Northern Tablelands schools increased by $3.2 million.
“With these extra resources for 2016, our local Northern Tablelands schools will benefit from an additional $8.01 million in recurrent funding under the NSW Government’s Resource Allocation Model (RAM) – and there’s more to come,” Mr Marshall said.
“In total, the 59 Northern Tablelands public schools will receive $18.78 million in needs based equity funding next year.
“It’s what NSW public schools have 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 have happened without the leadership of 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 their use of the additional funds.
“The core of the 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.”
Northern Tablelands public schools needs-based equity funding 2013-2016
|School||2013 funding (pre Gonski) $s||2015 funding $s||2016 funding $s||$s increase 2013 to 2016||% increase|
|Armidale City Public School||63,944||415,087||351,143||549.1|
|Armidale High School||147,293||585,021||437,728||297.2|
|Ashford Central School||126,524||557,611||431,087||340.7|
|Bald Blair Public School||2,998||47,498||44,500||1,484.3|
|Barwon Learning Centre **||59,839||144,480||84,641||141.4|
|Ben Lomond Public School||2,804||25,667||22,863||815.4|
|Ben Venue Public School||3,641||387,082||383,441||10,531.2|
|Bingara Central School||5,396||387,089||381,693||7,073.6|
|Black Mountain Public School||3,078||43,714||40,636||1,320.2|
|Boggabilla Central School **||748,842||787,885||39,043||5.2|
|Bonshaw Public School||24,355||46,807||22,452||92.2|
|Boomi Public School **||63,415||66,777||3,362||5.3|
|Bullarah Public School **||43,886||45,081||1,195||2.7|
|Bundarra Central School||61,864||518,707||456,843||738.5|
|Chandler Public School||2,236||31,600||29,364||1,313.2|
|Croppa Creek Public School||2,774||55,166||52,392||1,888.7|
|Deepwater Public School||26,099||64,161||38,062||145.8|
|Delungra Public School||2,762||75,884||73,122||2,647.4|
|Drummond Memorial Public School||139,922||373,210||233,288||166.7|
|Duval High School||122,433||514,465||392,032||320.2|
|Ebor Public School||22,252||56,435||34,183||153.6|
|Emmaville Central School||48,707||205,714||157,007||322.3|
|Garah Public School **||56,119||58,517||2,398||4.3|
|Gilgai Public School||30,649||198,863||168,214||548.8|
|Glen Innes High School||10,866||651,234||640,368||5,893.3|
|Glen Innes Public School||66,245||740,566||674,321||1,017.9|
|Glen Innes West Infants||3,094||100,699||97,605||3,154.7|
|Gravesend Public School||2,987||41,559||38,572||1,291.3|
|Gum Flat Public School||2,752||36,794||34,042||1,237.0|
|Guyra Central School||61,944||655,548||593,604||958.3|
|Inverell High School||11,828||887,488||875,660||7,403.3|
|Inverell Public School||234,434||820,144||585,710||249.8|
|Kellys Plains Public School||645||45,867||45,222||7,011.2|
|Kentucky Public School||640||45,031||44,391||6,936.1|
|Kingstown Public School||2,934||61,963||59,029||2,011.9|
|Macintyre High School||70,475||703,525||633,050||898.3|
|Mallawa Public School **||27,457||33,473||6,016||21.9|
|Martins Gully Public School||839||123,925||123,086||14,670.6|
|Moree East Public School **||727,236||758,942||31,706||4.4|
|Moree Public School **||1,072,911||1,157,961||85,050||7.9|
|Moree Secondary College Albert St **||574,202||598,722||24,520||4.3|
|Moree Secondary College Carol Av **||890,522||981,416||90,894||10.2|
|Mungindi Central School **||379,010||466,335||87,325||23.0|
|Newling Public School||73,073||362,989||289,916||396.7|
|North Star Public School||2,728||54,509||51,781||1,898.1|
|Pallamallawa Public School **||121,442||134,587||13,145||10.8|
|Red Range Public School||25,307||157,831||132,524||523.7|
|Rocky River Public School||27,912||64,394||36,482||130.7|
|Ross Hill Public School||142,702||142,702||977,809||835,107||585.2|
|Sandon Public School||5,176||333,504||328,328||634.3|
|Thalgarrah Env Education Centre **||5,228||10,202||4,974||95.1|
|Tingha Public School||143,436||405,133||261,697||182.4|
|Toomelah Public School **||236,188||308,082||71,894||30.4|
|Tulloona Public School **||24,414||38,087||13,673||56.0|
|Uralla Central School||62,050||540,435||478,385||771.0|
|Warialda High School||92,933||442,385||349,452||376.0|
|Warialda Public School||4,498||208,528||204,030||4,536.0|
|Wytaliba Public School||2,685||64,353||61,668||2,296.8|
|Yetman Public School||434||73,437||73,003||16,820.9|
** There is no 2013 pre Gonski funding data for these schools due to the electorate boundary changes at the March election. The comparison has been made between this year’s funding and 2016 levels