Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said students at 17 O’Connor schools would benefit from teachers that remained teaching in the community longer.
Mr Wilson said the Morrison Government would waive the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt of teachers who remained teaching in remote locations.
There are 17 schools in O’Connor that qualify as a remote location under this program.
“A teacher who stayed at one of our schools for four years would have their HELP debt erased,” Mr Wilson said.
“If we can retain teachers in our schools over the long-term they can build relationships with the students and develop deep links to the community which will benefit everyone.
“The evidence says that improving the quality of teachers is one of the best ways to make the biggest improvements in student outcomes.
“If teachers are prepared to make the long-term commitment to our community, the Morrison Government will reward them for their passion.
“This program is on top of the Morrison Government’s record investment of $310.3 billion in school funding for state schools, Catholic schools and Independent schools.
“This funding means more money for students in rural, regional and remote locations as well as Indigenous students.
“The Morrison Government is keeping the economy strong which means we can afford to make significant investments in schools and closing the gap without having to increase taxes.”
The 17 schools include:
|Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School|
|Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School (Caps), Kurrawang|
|Coolgardie Primary School|
|Hopetoun Primary School|
|Jerdacuttup Primary School|
|Lake King Primary School|
|Leinster Community School|
|Leonora District High School|
|Menzies Community School|
|Mount Margaret Remote Community School|
|Munglinup Primary School|
|Ngaanyatjarra Lands School|
|Norseman District High School|
|Ravensthorpe District High School|
|Salmon Gums Primary School|
|Tjuntjuntjara Remote Community School|