Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

Re-Empowering Local School Communities

Monday August 6, 2012

Tanya with students from CHTS inspecting one of the vandalised heaters

Tanya with students from CHTS inspecting one of the vandalised heaters

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP visited Colyton High Trade School last week to promote the NSW Government's commitment to re-empower local school communities, which includes a $20 million Extra Minor Maintenance funding boost and a $40 million Public School Upgrade program. 

Colyton High Trade School was one of the biggest winners from the Mulgoa electorate with an Extra Minor Maintenance allocation of $23,431. Principal, Cheryl Dwyer said the school was delighted to hear about the extra money, which would go some way towards replacing the schools heaters.

"We have several teaching areas without working heaters, due to vandalism and a lack of funds to maintain them. This money will allow us to start the project of replacing them" Ms Dwyer said.

The Extra Minor Maintenance Budget boosts funding to all schools for basic maintenance. Individual Schools will be able to determine the maintenance work that this extra money will be spent on.

Mrs Davies said Colyton High Trade School was a great example of local schools making decisions on how to best spend their own maintenance funds.

"Principals, Teachers, Parents and students know best what their school needs- not bureaucrats"

In the electorate of Mulgoa, 14 schools received a total of $176,596 in Extra Minor Maintenance money. 

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP visited Colyton High Trade School last week to promote the NSW Government's commitment to re-empower local school communities, which includes a $20 million Extra Minor Maintenance funding boost and a $40 million Public School Upgrade program. 

Colyton High Trade School was one of the biggest winners from the Mulgoa electorate with an Extra Minor Maintenance allocation of $23,431. Principal, Cheryl Dwyer said the school was delighted to hear about the extra money, which would go some way towards replacing the schools heaters.

"We have several teaching areas without working heaters, due to vandalism and a lack of funds to maintain them. This money will allow us to start the project of replacing them" Ms Dwyer said.

The Extra Minor Maintenance Budget boosts funding to all schools for basic maintenance. Individual Schools will be able to determine the maintenance work that this extra money will be spent on.

Mrs Davies said Colyton High Trade School was a great example of local schools making decisions on how to best spend their own maintenance funds.

"Principals, Teachers, Parents and students know best what their school needs- not bureaucrats"

In the electorate of Mulgoa, 14 schools received a total of $176,596 in Extra Minor Maintenance money. 

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