Budget 2014: 'Record spend' for education


A $57 million boost to education, up from previous budgets, has been touted as a record spend for education.

Child health nurses will be returned to schools, with 10 to roll out next year, with a total of 17 working across schools in three years.

Specialist numeracy and literacy teachers will receive the $8.3 million as promised over four years.

The Years 11 and 12 extension policy is set at $45.5 million, with five full time teachers for each of the schools involved.

School funding for Gonski will be set at a minimum of 5 per cent next year.

No major education infrastructure projects are planned, but Brooks High School will receive its $9 million as promised last year.

King Meadows will wait for its $2 million, as will Hagley Farm School for its $100,000 to become an agricultural learning hot spot.

A total of $6 million will be spent on classrooms for the schools extending to Years 11 and 12 over the next four years.

An initial $1.5 million will be spent this year. 


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