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Building The Education State In Frankston

14 May 2015

The Victorian Government’s first Education State Budget is rebuilding Monterey Secondary College and giving its students the best start in life.

Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited the college, in Frankston North, to officially announce the $4 million modernisation.

The $4 million, secured in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget, will fund the refurbishment and enhancement of the school facilities.

Frankston schools were big winners in the Budget, with Frankston Primary School also receiving $800,000 towards replacing ageing classrooms and providing state-of-the-art facilities for students.

The Budget invests close to $4 billion in Victoria’s education and skills system – it represents the single biggest boost to education funding in Victoria’s history.

It provides $325 million to renovate, refurbish or rebuild 67 schools – 25 of them in our fast-growing outer suburbs and 21 in regional Victoria.

It includes $120 million to build and upgrade Catholic and Independent schools across the state, matching dollar-for-dollar the non-government sector’s contribution.

The Budget will also fund the first stage of an extensive asbestos removal program so that families can be assured their children are being educated in safe schools.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino

“The Andrews Labor Government is transforming Victoria into the Education State so that all children have access to high-quality schools regardless of their background and where they live.”

“This major investment will give students state-of-the-art learning environments and teachers the facilities to continue providing a world-class education.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke

“Labor has ensured that the students at Monterey Secondary College and Frankston Primary will get the best education by providing much needed funds to improve facilities and carry out desperately needed repairs.”

“As a former teacher, I admire the passion teachers at Monterey Secondary College and Frankston Primary School give to local kids, making sure they have every chance in life to succeed.”

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