Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.


Wednesday November 26, 2014

Tanya Davies MP, the State Member for Mulgoa has welcomed the announcement of an additional $707,132 in needs-based funding for public schools in the Mulgoa electorate for 2015.


“This additional support is a result of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government being the first to sign up to the Gonski agreement, which will deliver $5 billion in additional funding to NSW students over six years,” said Tanya Davies.


“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.


“Schools in my electorate began benefitting from additional resources distributed under the new Resource Allocation Model (RAM) last year.


“Today’s announcement builds on those increases, and I am confident school communities and principals will 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.


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


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


In 2015, the RAM features more than $664 million in needs based funding delivered through five loadings to improve education outcomes:

$253 million for students from low socio-economic backgrounds;

$240 million for students with low-level disability;

$104 million for students still developing English language proficiency;

$50 million to support students from Aboriginal backgrounds; and

$17 million for remote and isolated school communities.


Examples of schools in the Mulgoa electorate receiving increases in funding include, but not limited to:


Glenmore Park High School


Cecil Hills High School


Blackwell Public School


Erskine Park High School


Banks Public School