SA opposition promises school funding boost
South Australian Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond will unveil the first of the reforms a Redmond Government will undertake to restore South Australia’s flagging education system.
“The education of our children is paramount,” Ms Redmond said.
“We need to ensure our education system can function in a way that maximises the learning potential of its students, and in doing so gives our children the best chance at life.
“Run by a cumbersome bureaucracy and a "one size fits all" mentality, our system, schools, and students have suffered at the hands of the Weatherill Labor Government.”
The ‘Quality Teaching, Local School Management’ policy gives principals greater autonomy in five key areas:
- Managing their budget
- Supporting staff excellence
- Employing staff
- Managing staff
- Allocating resources
Ms Redmond said a Liberal Government would pilot these new local management measures in thirty schools in the first year.