State Budget delivers record funding to improve Morayfield schools

14 July 2015

State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan today announced every local state school in the Morayfield State Electorate will benefit from record education funding.

Mr Ryan said the 2015-16 State Budget also delivers $1.8 million for Caboolture Special School for five additional classrooms.

“I welcome this funding commitment for Caboolture Special School which is an investment in the future of our young people,” Mr Ryan said.

“This funding committed in the State Budget will go towards delivering five new classrooms.

“This is recognition of the important work of our local teachers and school staff to ensure every child has a great education.

“The Palaszczuk Government is working to ensure every child, no matter where they live in Queensland, has access to a world-class education so they can reach their full potential.”

Mr Ryan 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,” he said.

“It will help our local state schools stay on top of any required maintenance of classrooms and other facilities.

“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.”

Mr Ryan said State Budget funding would also enable local schools to employ additional teachers above growth over the next three years. For local schools in Morayfield this will mean an additional 13 fulltime equivalent teacher resources.

The Palaszczuk Government’s first Budget will deliver jobs now and the jobs for the future. As promised, Labor is strengthening frontline services, creating jobs and reducing debt, without the need for the LNP’s asset sales.