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Giving Pascoe Vale Kids The School Facilities They Deserve

24 April 2018

Students in Pascoe Vale will have the modern classrooms and school facilities they need to get the great education they deserve, thanks to a major upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $3 million to fund the first stages of upgrades at Pascoe Vale Primary School and $2.3 million for the first stage at Pascoe Vale Girls Secondary College.

The funding will mean both schools can upgrade facilities, including refurbishing and modernising classrooms and facilities in poor condition.

These works will target facilities that need it most, ensuring that students learn in an environment designed for delivering modern education.

The Victorian School Building Authority will work with school staff to help them identify where to best direct the funding, including through a ‘Bricks & Mortar’ training course.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so every Victorian student can get a great education and every community has access to a great local school.

This includes an unprecedented $2.8 billion investment to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,200 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Every student deserves access to a great local school and we’re getting on with the job of building better schools right across Victoria.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn

“This is great news, the community has been asking for an upgrade and I have heard them loud and clear.”

“I share the excitement of everyone at Pascoe Vale Primary School and at Pascoe Vale Girls College as well as that of local families who will benefit from these great new school facilities.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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