Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

$2.17m More For Manurewa Schools

Manurewa MP Hon. George Hawkins has welcomed the new school funding package announced today.

The package means Manurewa schools will get an extra $2,170,128.00 for 2001.

George Hawkins said: "This is excellent news for Manurewa schools, students, parents and teachers. What this increase means is better resources paid to Manurewa schools to ensure that they get the very best education possible.

"We all know the past National government scrimped on its education budget. This was especially so for schools that elected not to be bulk funded.

"This Government has been determined to place all schools on a level playing field. This new school funding package is a positive change with 27 Manurewa schools receiving an increase in funds," George Hawkins said.

For example: Finlayson Park School gets an extra $112,222, Roscommon School gets an extra $134,422, Clendon Park School gets an extra $146,553, and Manukau View Contributing School gets an extra $197,021. Nationwide there is $107 million to distribute to all schools as a result of ending bulk funding. This includes $45 million of new money set aside for schools that were expected to enter into bulk funding but was never distributed.

"I must stress that the Government is not treating bulk funded schools any different from other schools, but putting all schools on an even keel.

"Schools will have new flexibility around what schools can spend their operational funding on. This allows some positive experiences from bulk funding to benefit the wider school system," George Hawkins said.

"Under the past government bulk funded schools got extra funding. Now all schools are treated the same with funding based on an operational component, a per pupil component, and a decile component.

"It all boils down to better education for Manurewa children. And that is an excellent investment indeed," George Hawkins said.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Dealing Crackdown, Addiction Support: Government Action On Synthetics

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people to access help when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

Strategy Committee Unanimous: Wellington To Forge Ahead With Convention Centre

The three-storey Cable Street building, with around 18,000-square metres of floor space, will comfortably be able to host 1500 people for conventions. It includes a 1651sq m exhibition area that will attract international exhibitions too big for nearby Te Papa and provide an always-changing visitor attraction. More>>

ALSO:

Surveying The Surveillance: First IGIS Review Of Warrants Under New Act

The report sets out the Inspector-General’s interpretation of the new warrant provisions under the ISA and her expectations of the GCSB and NZSIS when they prepare warrant applications. More>>

SSC: 2018 Public Service Workforce Data Published

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2018 Our People, Public Service Workforce Data , which shows the Public Service is making significant progress in important areas. More>>

ALSO:

Sinking Cap: Auctions, Permanent Forests, Added To ETS

The move to auctions, signalled in an August consultation paper, will help put a cap on the number of emission units available over time. Annual announcements, looking forward five years, will help provide certainty for scheme participants, she said. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Select Committee Report: Achieving Smokefree 2025

In a historic first for select committees, the Māori Affairs Committee and the Health Committee presented their joint report on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal to the House on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. More>>

"Shared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels