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Data shows NSW public schools to lose millions under Turnbull funding plan
NSW public schools will lose $846 million under the Turnbull government’s plan for school funding, Acting Federation President Gary Zadkovich said today.
Federation has developed a school-by-school comparison revealing how much each NSW school will lose in 2018 and 2019, if the Turnbull government reneges on the signed NSW Gonski agreement. This analysis compares data from the federal government’s School Funding Estimator website, and NSW Government data obtained via a GIPA (formerly Freedom of Information) request that details the federal government’s funding obligations under the current funding agreement.
Even Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s electorate, New England, will get 70 per cent less funding for its public schools in 2018 and 2019, with a staggering $26.38 million stripped from the area.
“This school-by-school data shows the reality behind the deceit of the Turnbull plan. Teachers, principals and parents can see how much funding and support their students will miss out on if the Turnbull government abandons the NSW Gonski agreement,” Mr Zadkovich said.
“The callousness of the Turnbull plan is evident in the scrapping of the pledge to provide additional Commonwealth funding for students with disability," Mr Zadkovich also said.
North Strathfield Public School, where just last week the Prime Minister and Education Minister promoted their funding plan, will actually lose $513,300 over the next two years.
Examples of the funding cuts for NSW public schools in 2018 and 2019
- PENRITH: Cranebrook High School: -$1,225,357; Braddock Public School: -$542,319
- SOUTH-WEST SYDNEY: Campbelltown Performing Arts High School: -$1,276,547; Narellan Vale Public School: -$652,249
- NORTH SHORE: Willoughby Girls High: -$624,350
- NEWCASTLE: Merewether High School: -$540,451
- LISMORE: Lismore Public School: -$457,662
- NEW ENGLAND: Hillvue Public School -$1,473,839; Armidale High School: -$538,715.