MYRTLEFORD P-12 College leaders are in celebration mode after earning the lion’s share of a new round of State Government funding.
The school has won more than 10 per cent of a $23-million allocation for a maintenance backlog in Victorian schools.
The college will use the money to demolish and replace a former administration building facing Mummery Road.
Education Minister Martin Dixon announced the $2.5 million grant as the result of a 2012 statewide assessment of government school buildings.
“During the 2012 maintenance audit – a fulfilment of a Coalition Government election promise – all 27,000 Victorian government school buildings were assessed, and the audit exposed a decade of Labor neglect,” Mr Dixon said.
“The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office found Labor’s Building the Education Revolution program was underfunded by $70-million and forced schools to maintain underutilised facilities and buildings.”