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Prime Minister urged not to shortchange Dubbo kids

NSW Teachers Federation < 1 mins read

Embargo 13 March 2024

The NSW Teachers Federation is ramping up its campaign to fully resource public schools in Dubbo and the Central West, encouraging the Prime Minister to provide the funding needed to give all kids a decent shot at life.

 

The National School Reform Agreement has left NSW public schools grappling with a funding shortfall of approximately 11 per cent, translating to a staggering $1.9 billion this year alone. This equates to over 10,000 permanent school-based teachers.

 

Regional and rural communities are bearing the majority of the teacher shortfall. According to figures released this month, there were 276 vacancies in schools in the Rural South West region (which includes Dubbo and the Central West) affecting 93 per cent of its 298 schools.

 

Interview/picture opportunities

 

Doorstop - Dubbo College Senior Campus

Who: NSW Teachers Federation Senior Vice President, Natasha Watt, and local Federation representatives

When: 11:15, Wednesday, 13 March

Where: Tony McGrane Place, Dubbo

 

 

To arrange interview: Rod Brown 0409 030 578 or Nick Lucchinelli 0422 229 032

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