State of NSW education never looked better says MP Robyn Preston

State of NSW education never looked better says MP Robyn Preston

Public schools have never been better funded than they are now, was the assertion of Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston following the handing down of her government's 2021-22 Budget.

The document detailed a $20.5 billion spend on NSW schools, which will include curriculum reform, the building of new schools and the upgrade of others.

It also promises to fund an increase in staffing levels.

Ms Preston said the spend was "a win for our school communities".

"Whether it is free preschool, new schools or investing in our teachers this budget is focused on our students and their success," she said.

"This is a future-focused Budget that builds strong foundations for our local students to succeed in their lives.

"The Budget invests in all students and their education, with $196.6 million to build the new NSW Curriculum, providing a streamlined and decluttered foundation for students to learn."

Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister, Sarah Mitchell, said the government's school building program continued to expand.

"Since 2019, we have delivered 108 new and upgraded schools, and this trend continues that's to this year's school infrastructure budget of $2.1 billion including funding to deliver 44 new and upgraded school projects, growing the pipeline to record of more than 210 new and upgraded schools," she said.