A TOTAL of 21 Tweed public schools have been named to receive a share of $2 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, Member for Tweed Geoff Provest announced this morning.
Mr Provest MP said the funding was made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement and local public schools will receive $2,078,460 in additional needs-based funding, from a state-wide funding pool of $219 million.
“The NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to deliver additional school funding based on student need,” Mr Provest said.
“These extra resources go directly to our Tweed schools allowing principals to better meet the unique needs of their students and the school community.
“I have seen schools in the Tweed electorate employ additional teachers with expertise to assist students who need extra support in key learning areas like literacy and numeracy.”
In NSW public schools, needs-based funding is distributed under the Resource Allocation Model (RAM), which uses information about student need to deliver resources where they are needed most, consistent with the Gonski recommendations.
A total of 21 schools will receive increased funding allocations in the Tweed electorate.
|Electorate||Tweed||RAM Loading Allocations from 2016 to 2017|
|School Full Name||2015/16 Avg FOEI||*2017 Preliminary RAM Total Funding||**Variance to 2016 Needs-Based Allocation||Total Four Year Variance (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)|
|Banora Point High School||117||720,806||234,380||428,860|
|Banora Point Public School||93||442,022||148,642||311,584|
|Bilambil Public School||94||288,052||90,584||156,253|
|Bogangar Public School||88||259,530||61,075||125,377|
|Burringbar Public School||105||77,390||21,835||24,042|
|Carool Public School||117||28,690||8,211||13,250|
|Centaur Public School||121||702,631||296,992||384,128|
|Condong Public School||131||97,620||30,575||63,854|
|Crabbes Creek Public School||64||34,877||14,210||36,252|
|Cudgen Public School||92||192,111||58,943||107,107|
|Duranbah Public School||148||74,743||26,344||57,509|
|Fingal Head Public School||122||96,075||26,172||60,402|
|Kingscliff High School||99||968,937||257,948||493,032|
|Kingscliff Public School||62||304,653||98,593||183,994|
|Pottsville Beach Public School||81||442,810||134,224||257,807|
|Terranora Public School||70||235,681||78,899||115,427|
|Tumbulgum Public School||114||40,268||13,233||11,247|
|Tweed Heads Public School||118||361,707||124,340||239,977|
|Tweed Heads South Public School||145||656,881||105,659||146,071|
|Tweed River High School||114||947,339||225,343||538,106|
Since 2014 public schools across NSW have received $504 million in extra funding helped by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government signing up to the Gonski agreement.