National plan is good news for Gladstone schools
SCHOOLS in the Gladstone region look set to receive big increases in funding if the state government agrees to the National School Improvement Plan.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard is due to release figures on Tuesday, which will show increases in some instances of as much as 74% once the program is in full implementation.
As an example, Gladstone State High School's funding will rise by a massive 74%, from $14,771,566 in 2014 to $25,780,121 by 2019.
And Kin Kora State School's funding will rise from $8,810,349 to $13,783,652 under the plan.
Further afield, Thangool State School's funding will increase from $1,662,444 to $2,324,860.
Ms Gillard said when releasing the figures to media on Monday that without significant extra investment in Queensland schools, students would miss out on an internationally competitive education.
"I don't want to see Queensland schools left behind," she said.