Please explain on Gonski

Local principals want clarity on funding for schools

WANGARATTA schools have called for clarity and more detail to be sent their way, as the debate over the Gonski funding model continues.

Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne is due to meet with state education heads on Friday, in the wake of his comments that the government could not proceed with Gonski funding arrangements and would go back to the “drawing board”.

This is despite some states, including Victoria, and Catholic schools insisting that funding agreements with the previous government had been finalised.

Appin Park Primary School principal Wendy Larcombe said there was still a lack of knowledge about what the Gonski, or Better Schools, funding model would mean.

“There is very little knowledge of the detail of the original plan,” she said.

“The original was aimed at supporting children with the greatest need, but in terms of providing information about how that would happen, we haven’t heard anything.”


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