Monaro schools may lose $6.1 million
Regional schools to lose $400 million under federal proposals
Labor candidate for the Monaro electorate, Bryce Wilson, has challenged the Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, to stand up for the existing NSW Gonski agreement on school funding.
Wilson said Barilaro needs to equal the former NSW education minister Adrian Piccoli’s championing of education and convince his National Party colleagues not to cut and run from NSW’s Gonski Agreement.
In late May 2013 Piccoli famously went into the National Party room and argued for the full Gonski funding reforms, saying they would provide higher levels of funding to all school sectors in NSW with regional and rural schools particularly in mind.
With the federal Turnbull Government proposing to walk away from the NSW funding agreement, schools across the Monaro are set to lose $6 million across 2018 and 2019.
The Federal Liberal and National Government will cut funding to almost every NSW public school. According to figures obtained by the NSW Teachers Federation under Freedom of Information laws, public schools in regional NSW will lose up to $400 million.
“This comes at a time when the Gonski reforms are just starting to bring real improvements to our schools,” said Wilson. “As a President of a local P&C I know that raising these sort of funds is well beyond the means of any P&C.
“I call on the Deputy Premier to find time in his diary to take up the cause for Monaro schools and to make the case for just how important this agreement is to country schools.”
|Monaro School Funding Cuts||School||Federal cuts 2018 & 2019|
|1||Adaminaby Public School||-$14,128.00|
|2||Berridale Public School||-$53,950.00|
|3||Bombala High School||-$142,115.00|
|4||Bombala Public School||-$137,681.00|
|5||Braidwood Central School||-$292,673.00|
|6||Bredbo Public School||-$9,823.00|
|7||Bungendore Public School||-$301,923.00|
|8||Captains Flat Public School||-$45,300.00|
|9||Cooma North Public School||-$252,410.00|
|10||Cooma Public School||-$224,821.00|
|11||Dalgety Public School||-$17,182.00|
|12||Delegate Public School||-$22,944.00|
|13||Jerangle Public School||-$5,264.00|
|14||Jerrabomberra Public School||-$530,573.00|
|15||Jindabyne Central School||-$412,815.00|
|16||Karabar High School||-$981,777.00|
|17||Michelago Public School||-$21,310.00|
|18||Monaro High School||-$385,487.00|
|19||Nimmitabel Public School||-$14,590.00|
|20||Queanbeyan East Public School||-$195,612.00|
|21||Queanbeyan High School||-$471,922.00|
|22||Queanbeyan Public School||-$664,236.00|
|23||Queanbeyan South Public School||-$611,963.00|
|24||Queanbeyan West Public School||-$369,484.00|
|TOTAL CUTS||– $6,179,983|
|Federal Cuts = Current agreement additional funding in Years 5 and 6 (2018 & 2019 total increase, Commonwealth share of the Gonski agreement (NERA)) – Funding for years 2018 and 2019 from the Australian Government’s “School Funding Estimator”|
|Sutton Public School||-$150,840|