KISMET PARK PRIMARY GETS FUNDING BOOST
Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today met students and staff at Kismet Park Primary School to discuss plans for the school’s $700,000 upgrade.
Planning for construction can now get underway after the Victorian Budget 2016/17 provided the funds needed to modernise and upgrade the school’s buildings.
The funding is part of an unprecedented $1.1 billion investment in school infrastructure, including a record $924 million for capital works and an extra $200 million for maintenance.
The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so every student can get a great education, no matter where they live or what their background.
This starts with building, fixing and upgrading Victorian school infrastructure so students and teachers have the environment they need to achieve their best.
Throughout the state, hundreds of new school infrastructure projects, just like the one at Kismet Park Primary School, are now set to get under way.
Kismet Park Primary School also received a $37,289 equity funding boost this year to help give students the skills they need for work and life.
The increase is part of the Labor Government’s Education State work to provide an extra $566 million to help schools break the cycle of disadvantage.
This contrasts with the Turnbull Liberal Government, who have cut funding to schools across Sunbury.
Department of Education analysis shows that Victorian schools will be almost $1 billion worse off in 2018 and 2019, and every single year beyond that.
This includes Kismet Park Primary, which will be up to $300,000 worse off under Liberal cuts.
Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews
“Kids can’t get a first-rate education in a second-rate classroom.”
“We’re giving students at Kismet Park Primary the world class facilities they need to reach their full potential.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull
“Whether it’s boosting funding for teaching or rebuilding local schools, the Andrews Labor Government is delivering for the Sunbury community.”
“This funding will make a big difference for Kismet Park Primary, giving local kids the facilities they need to learn, grow and prosper.”