FACELIFT FUNDS: Bundaberg Special School will get funding to replace two buildings in today’s budget.
FACELIFT FUNDS: Bundaberg Special School will get funding to replace two buildings in today’s budget.

$210k makeover for special school

BUNDABERG Special School is one of the region's winners in today's State Budget with a $210,000 makeover.

Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson welcomed the funding commitment, which she said was an investment in the future of our young people.

"This funding committed in the State Budget will go towards replacing two relocatable buildings, lighting, upgrading Block A and removing asbestos," Ms Donaldson said.

"The Treasurer's budget has also delivered a record education spend, enabling local schools to employ additional teachers above growth over the next three years.

"Here in Bundaberg that means we'll see an additional 11 full-time equivalent teacher resources at local schools.

Ms Donaldson said local state schools would also share in $178 million in 2015-16 for maintenance.

"This is a major investment in our local state schools and one of the significant initiatives announced in the 2015-16 State Budget," she said.

"I will be consulting with teachers, principals, parents and students as to what their local priorities for maintenance are.

"This investment will help our local state schools stay on top of necessary maintenance and help to clear the backlog of school refurbishments across Queensland.

"We want to ensure that our schools maintain quality learning environments and that students and teachers have access to the kind of facilities they deserve to make the most of their education."



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