Funding cut to regional high schools
What they promised
‘Record investment in district high schools’- Ministerial Media Statement 29 November 2012
What they say now
Yanchep, Wyndham, York, Boddington, Toodyay and Gingin have been removed from the program and Jurien Bay has been amended’- Estimates and Financial Operations WA Parliament 12 June 2014
09 Jul 2014 - After announcing more than $40 million in upgrades to District High schools just prior to the last state election, it has been revealed that the almost $20 million has been stripped from the program by the Liberal/National Government..
The decision to strip almost $20 million from the district high school upgrades program will mean that 6 high schools will lose all of their funding and Jurien Bay District high School will lose most of theirs.
The schools that will lose all of their funding include Wyndham DHS ($2m), Gingin DHS ($3m), Boddington DHS ($1.5m), Yanchep DHS ($10.5m), Toodyay DHS ($500,000), York DHS ($750,000). Of the $1.5m announced for Jurien Bay it is understood that only approx $250,000 will be honoured.
The scope of works for the intended upgrades is detailed in the Ministerial Media Statement 29 November 2012.