State MPs for Cronulla and Miranda announce public school budget allocations for 2021

Funding announcement: Eleni Petinos with Como West Public School's student leadership team members. Picture: Supplied
Funding announcement: Eleni Petinos with Como West Public School's student leadership team members. Picture: Supplied

State MP for Cronulla Mark Speakman said public schools in his electorate had received a budget allocation of $5.9 million for next year.

It comes after State MP for Miranda Eleni Petinos announced schools in her electorate had been earmarked to receive $8.7 million in budget allocations next year.

Ms Petinos said the budget allocation was part of $10.1 billion in Gonski funding to be delivered to public schools in 2021.

She said the distribution of funding through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM) ensured the best possible learning opportunities were provided to directly benefit the 2021 student cohort.

The funding will be predominantly allocated through the seven RAM loadings, socio-economic, Aboriginal, low-level adjustment for disability, English language proficiency, location, per capita and professional learning.