Glen Innes schools will receive a cut of $7 million to help with maintenance backlog.

FUNDING SHOT: Adam Marshall announces $7 million funding for schools across the region. He said the money comes on top of a record spend in NSW schools.

FUNDING SHOT: Adam Marshall announces $7 million funding for schools across the region. He said the money comes on top of a record spend in NSW schools.

Three Glen Innes schools and Red Range will receive a share of more than $7 million worth of funding, announced in this year’s state budget.

A massive upgrade program over the next 12 months will smash through school maintenance backlogs at Glen Innes High, Glen Innes Public and Glen Innes West Infants School, MP Adam Marshall said last week.

“This funding is a huge shot in the arm for schools across the region and will help principals take back control of their maintenance,” he said.

Almost 60 public schools across the region will see upgrades ranging from improved air-conditioning to fresh paint, carpets and signage. And it’s money well spent, with public schools projected to grow significantly in the next 15 years.

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