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Every school in Tweed is set to benefit from a major teacher recruitment drive as well as their maintenance backlog wiped to zero, as an additional 4600 teachers join the ranks of the public school system over the next four years.

This will mean the highest number of teachers employed in the state’s history.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said it is great for the schooling community ‘More than $375,000 has been spent on school projects in Tweed over the 2018 summer holiday period,’ he said. ‘Our children’s teachers are so important – It is fundamental that we invest in our teachers so they can equip our kids with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the future.’

Mr Provest said that there is also a plan to wipe the slate clean and ensure all outstanding maintenance jobs at schools such as carpeting, roof maintenance and painting works will be carried out.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said this commitment will take the total number of full-time teaching positions to nearly 11,000.

‘These extra teachers will help staff the 170-plus new and upgraded schools being delivered as part of this government’s record $6 billion investment in school infrastructure,’ he said. ‘It is a priority to ensure NSW continues to have the best schools and best teachers in the country’.

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