$60,000 increase

Kevin Humphries.
Nanjing Night Net

Nyngan Public and High Schools have received a combined $62,438increase in needs-based funding from the state government.

Nyngan High School has had an increase of of $19,939 making their new total of needs-based funding $508,556.

In 2017 the Nyngan Public School will receive $545,858 in needs-based funding, a $42,499 increase on this year.

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries said the funding was made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement.

“These extra resources go directly to our Barwon schools,” he said.

“[The funding allows]principals to better meet the unique needs of their students and the school community.

“I have seen schools in the Barwon electorate employ additional teachers with expertise to assist students who need extra support in key learning areas like literacy and numeracy.”

In NSW the needs-based funding is distributed under the Resource Allocation Model, which uses information about student needs to deliver resources where they are needed most.

A total of $5.5 million was distributed around the Barwon Electorate.

Bourke Public School has received an increase of $198,324 bringing their total to $1,382,534 and the Walgett Community College will receive $1,070,165 an increase of $209,689.

In the Dubbo electorate theNarromine Public School has been boosted by $205,077 taking their funding to more than $1.1 million. And a total of $2.7 million will be spent in the Dubbo education district.

State wide the NSW Government has announced a $219 million needs-based injection into public education.

Education minister, Adrian Piccoli announced the funding last week.He said it was important investment for local schools.

“This investment would allow schools to go beyond just supporting students,” he said.

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