The Hunter region’s most disadvantaged public schools will lose
specialist funding due to the State Government’s decision to axe the
three-year priority schools program.

Funding for 69 public schools in the region will now be less focused on
disadvantaged schools and more focused on disadvantaged students under
the governement’s new model.

Schools with funding cuts will now receive one year of
transitional funding to help boost student performance.

Special loading will be given to schools based on their headcounts of disabled, Indigenous, remote, non-English speaking or low socioeconomic status students.