IN 2016, Mansfield’s government schools will share in more than $10 million of extra funding for North East Victoria as part of the State Government’s plan to provide equity in education.
Mansfield Secondary College will receive $103,799 as its share of the available funds, Mansfield Primary School $26,305, and Jamieson Primary School and Merrijig Primary School $5000 each.
The focus of the $566 million additional funding for the state is to ensure that all students reach the highest levels of reading, maths, and science and develop – the skills they need for work and life.
The State Government hopes that the grants will help break the link between children’s social and economic background and how well they do at school, and significantly reduce the numbers who drop out of school and training every year.
“This extra investment is exactly what schools in North East Victoria need,” said Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria).
“It means that every child is given the best chance in life.”