Logan state schools get lion’s share of Budget funding

Originally published on The Queensland Times

Private schools continued to dominate the school rich list in Logan but state schools were not far behind with huge allocations totalling more than $128 million mainly from this year’s budget.

Private schools continued to dominate the school rich list in Logan but state schools were not far behind with huge allocations totalling more than $128 million mainly from this year’s budget.

Education Minister Grace Grace said the state was committed to ensuring every child got a world-class education, no matter where they lived.

Logan schools received $75 million in this year’s Budget for capital projects with the largest outlay of $16 million to Marsden State High School for a new building with six general learning spaces and 11 specialist learning rooms.

The school also received $2.4 million to complete nine classrooms and “learning spaces” under the 2020 Ready Program.

Beenleigh State High School’s new 12-classroom building, also part of the 2020 Ready program, received $7 million.

The emerging regions of Flagstone and Yarrabilba were also considered with Flagstone State Community College receiving $5.1 million for a 10-classroom building.

Logan City Special School got $8.6 million for eight general learning spaces. Park Ridge State High School received $5.5 million; Shailer Park State High School $8 million; Springwood State High School $11 million and Windaroo Valley State High $4 million.

The state also spent $53 million on a new high school at Yarrabilba which will open for years 7 and 8 in January