Students at Ringwood Secondary College will benefit from a $12.2 million upgrade with Minister for Education Martin Dixon today visiting the school to announce the first $2.2 million of the funding as part of the upcoming State Budget.
“The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to building better learning environments for Victorian students, and I am proud to be able to deliver an initial $2.2 million for Ringwood Secondary College today,” Mr Dixon said.
“Under a re-elected Coalition Government, Ringwood Secondary College will undergo a massive rebuild worth a total of $12.2 million.
“$2.2 million will be available from 1 July this year, to ensure Ringwood Secondary College can begin targeted improvement works across the school, at its own discretion.”
An additional investment of $10 million in future years as part of a Victorian Coalition 2014 election commitment will enable further redevelopment, in accordance with the priorities of the school community, and could potentially include the replacement of the science and technology building.
Mr Dixon said all Victorian students should have access to the best and most up-to-date school facilities.
“This year, the Victorian Coalition Government has allocated a record $8.8 billion towards building a better education system for Victorian students,” Mr Dixon said.
Mr Dixon thanked Member for Mitcham Dee Ryall for her strong advocacy on behalf of the school’s 1,400 strong school body, their teachers and families.
“This initial investment of $2.2 million will ensure the Ringwood Secondary College can set their own course and provide the community with high quality educational facilities that meet their needs,” Ms Ryall said.