Today, Malcolm Turnbull’s new school funding policy has been exposed for what it really is – a massive cut. This morning, explosive new data was released that shows virtually every public school in NSW will get huge funding cuts thanks to Malcolm Turnbull’s new policy. Over the next two years alone, public schools in the Gilmore electorate will lose a staggering $17.44 million. Around $1.32 million will be ripped from Nowra East Public School; $1.3 million from Shoalhaven High School; $1.16 million from Batemans Bay Public School; $922,000 from Nowra Public School; $896,269 from Sanctuary Point Public School, $933,040 from Ulladulla High School, $583,933 from Kiama High School; $534,835 from Moruya High School, and the list and cuts for local schools keep going. In a letter to public school principals today, the NSW Liberal Government confirmed Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts. The letter went on to say the school funding figures Malcolm Turnbull was releasing publicly could not be trusted. That’s because Malcom Turnbull’s ‘Schools Funding Estimator’ has been deliberately designed to disguise his cuts. Parents, teachers, and schools in the Gilmore electorate deserve the truth. They can take a look at the full information for NSW here and a breakdown for the Gilmore electorate here. Ann Sudmalis and her Liberals schools’ policy has fallen apart. Over the next ten years Malcolm Turnbull is cutting $22 billion from schools to pay for his $65 billion big business tax cut. What kind of local MP and Prime Minister rips money off schoolkids to give it to multinationals? You can’t trust the Liberals on schools. Media Release
Above is a copy of a letter from the Secretary of the NSW Department of Education sent to School Principals today showing the shortfall in Commonwealth funding for public schools. In the Gilmore electorate this equates to a funding shortfall for our local schools of $17.44 million over the next two years.