National announces $4.8 billion for school infrastructure

Stuff reports:

has announced a $4.8 billion plan to fix the nation’s classrooms and create modern learning environments for students.

During a visit to New Plymouth Boys’ High School (NPBHS) on Monday, National leader Judith Collins said $2b of the money would be rolled out under a five-year scheme called Fix New Zealand Schools Alliance, if the party won the election in October.

It would be part of a wider, 10-year programme, worth a total spend of $4.8b, which aimed to fast-track infrastructure investment and get ahead of student roll growth.

News of any potential investment in schooling infrastructure was welcomed by NPBHS principal Sam Moore.

Smart move by National to presumably move this announcement forward.

And a very nice contrast with Labour and Greens frittering away money on pet causes.

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