Central Coast Schools to see cuts to the tune of $31 Million under Liberal’s new funding model

Central Coast Schools to see cuts to the tune of $31 Million under Liberal’s new funding model

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has broken her promise to ensure her federal Liberal colleagues honour the so called Gonski funding agreement, costing Central Coast schools millions of dollars in funding.

The Federal Liberal Government will cut funding to almost every NSW public school, according to figures obtained under Freedom of Information laws released by the NSW Teachers Federation.

Under Ms Berejiklian’s watch the Federal Liberal Government is being allowed to slash more than $846 million, due to be delivered in 2018-19, from public schools right across NSW.

This is despite her promise in January to “make sure the federal government sticks to all of its commitments in relation to Gonski”.                                                            

The Central Coast will have a more than $31 million wiped from the budget of its schools.

In fact, the new school funding plan will deliver $400 million less to public schools in regional NSW.

In NSW Parliament this week the Premier failed to say how she will make up this serious shortfall.

Now Premier Berejiklian must assure students, parents and teachers of The Central Coast that they won’t miss out as a result of this broken promise.

Quotes attributable to David Harris MP

“I’ve spent most of my life working in our public schools, these projected cuts will hurt, they will affect what schools can do for their students.”

“Between this funding betrayal, the huge School maintenance backlog and increasing overcrowding, this Government has truly shown that they don’t care about Central Coast Schools.”

Quotes attributable to David Mehan MP

“The Premier needs to stand by her word and stand up to the federal government and get the funding our students deserve.”

“Parents and students are being let down at every turn by the State Government when it comes to our education system.”


Quotes attributable to Yasmin Catley MP

“It has been demonstrated time and time again that a good education sets you up for a good job, and a decent life.

“I know for a fact that the Gonski funding received so far has already made a huge difference to schools in my electorate.”

“I’m disgusted that this Government doesn’t think that our kids’ futures are worth fighting for


Quotes attributable to Liesl Tesch MP

"I've taught in local schools for 20 years, and I know the great work being done by school communities in our region, but this government just doesn't care. 

"Our schools and our kids need more funding, not less, and these cuts will leave our classrooms with fewer resources and less support for students."