Central Coast students will benefit from increased funding for public schools in 2020, with Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, announcing that an additional $1.5M had been allocated to schools across the region.
“Our Government is delivering funding to public schools for targeted support, quality and specialist teaching, learning and wellbeing programs, and more resources,” Crouch said.
“The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) delivers support where it is needed the most, to students and schools with the greatest need,” he added.
Under RAM the Gosford electorate will receive $10,934,461 in 2020, an increase of $217,749.
Terrigal will receive $6,001,456, an increase of $239,976.
The Entrance will receive $11,551,941, an increase of $471,164.
Wyong had the Coast’s biggest increase with the electorate to receive $15,230,240, an increase of $919,969.
Swansea electorate, which takes in some of the Coast’s most northern suburbs, is set to receive $12,670,025, an increase of $860,889.
Liberal Member of the NSW Upper House for the Central Coast, Taylor Martin, said the RAM accounts for the socio-economic profile of students, Aboriginal student numbers, disability and English language proficiency.
“2020 will be the seventh year that the RAM has given schools the certainty in funding they need to enable them to plan so that every student can improve.
“Needs-based loadings underpin the great strength of public education, equality of opportunity, which will ensure all schools on the Central Coast can provide for the needs of students,” Martin said.
The funding will be allocated through the seven loadings, the equity loadings (socio-economic, Aboriginal, low level adjustment for disability, English language proficiency) and the base loadings (location, per capita and professional learning).
Media release, Oct 24
Ben Sheath, Office of Adam Crouch MP