As the 2019 school year has begun in Western Australia, Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said students in Durack would benefit from a record $31.9 billion in Federal Government funding for schools in WA and an agreed national commitment to improve student outcomes.
Minister Price said every state and territory had signed on to the Coalition Government’s National School Reform Agreement which will unlock record funding for schools in Durack.
“The Federal Government will provide a record $31.9 billion in recurrent funding to schools in WA from 2018 to 2029,” she said.
“Our record funding will flow to state schools, Catholic schools and Independent schools in our community and the Coalition Government can pay for this record school funding because we are keeping the economy strong.
“Just as importantly, we are ensuring this record funding is matched with record reform to improve how we educate our kids, with more support for teachers and a focus on students learning the core basics of literacy and numeracy.
“The agreement signed with the WA Government sets out the concrete actions we will undertake to improve student outcomes and better support teachers in the Durack electorate,” said Minister Price.
One of the key initiatives will be the creation of a single student identifier that will follow a student through their school education, and even across state borders, allowing the collation and analysis of comprehensive data to understand how every student is learning and where they need help.
“When it comes to educating the next generation of Australians, the Federal Government believes local schools should not only receive the funding they need, but that they deliver better outcomes for all students to get the education they need to succeed,” Minister Price said.