School’s funding plea ahead of state election

MANSFIELD Secondary College (MSC) has sent out a message ahead of the 2014 Victorian State Election of the need for funding for infrastructure improvements at the school.

Principal Tim Hall said the school had been lobbying for more than a decade to upgrade its ageing B Block Wing.

Built in the 1960s the wing is well past its use-by-date and continues to deteriorate.

Mr Hall said the school was originally built to accommodate 160 students – and there are currently 421 enrolled at the school.

He anticipates $5 million would be a figure to replace the existing wing of the school.

“In spite of the fact that we have allocated maintenance funding to keep the building useable, at the end of the day whatever we do is a stop gap measure,” Mr Hall told the Mansfield Courier yesterday.

“Some of the challenges we face are small, outdated classrooms with inadequate heating and cooling.

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