Special Flood Funding Support for Toowoomba Anglican School
Friday, 7 June 2019
Students from the Toowoomba Anglican School whose families were affected by this year’s floods in North Queensland will be supported to stay in school thanks to the Morrison Government.
Member for Groom John McVeigh said the Toowoomba Anglican School would receive $154,056 under the Morrison Government’s $4 million Special Circumstances Funding package announced today.
“Toowoomba Anglican School has a number of students and families who were affected by flooding and deserve our support,” he said.
“The school provided discount tuition fees or supported boarding students whose families were affected by the floods.”
Dr McVeigh said the Toowoomba Anglican School was one of 25 schools non-government schools across Queensland to receive support under this package.
“These schools went above and beyond to help students, teachers and families recover,” he said.
“The Morrison Government funding will help schools cover the costs of waiving fees for students and boarders, staff relief, and replacing damaged student uniforms and textbooks.
“This Government funding is incredibly important to help the recovery in our flood-affected community and to ensure our schools can continue to provide a top-quality education while impacted families get back on their feet.”
More than 600 students across 25 non-government schools in Queensland will benefit from the Special Circumstances Funding.
The funding was part of the Morrison Government’s $33 million support strategy to help North Queensland recover from the floods.
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