SCHOOLS in the Griffith area will receive up to $166,000 in extra cash next year thanks to new needs-based funding.
The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) reflects the Gonski Report’s key view that every child should have access to the best possible education, regardless of where they live, the income of their family, or the school they attend, Minister for Education and Member for Murrumbidgee, Adrian Piccoli, said.
“The RAM delivers on this by distributing funding to schools in the Murrumbidgee electorate on a needs basis. Funding provided to schools will directly reflect the characteristics of individual schools and their students,” Mr Piccoli said.
Mr Piccoli said principals and school communities in the Griffith area will have a much greater say in how their funding is spent from next year, giving students greater opportunity to succeed.
“The new funding model will put local principals and school communities’ close knowledge of their students’ needs at the heart of school decision-making, the central aim of the NSW Government’s Local Schools, Local Decisions reforms.
“No two school communities are the same: they have different needs and require different levels of support.”
What each school will receive:
- Wade High School: $166,252.
- Griffith East Public School: $69,208.
- Griffith High School: $26,891.
- Griffith North Public School: $56,314.
- Hanwood Public School: $23,245.
- Yenda Public School: $13,910.