Labor promises school funds

FUNDING: Karin Bolton said schools in Grey would be better off under Labor.

FUNDING: Karin Bolton said schools in Grey would be better off under Labor.

A number of public schools across the state will receive additional funding should Labor win the federal election, including all schools across the Eastern Eyre Peninsula.

Schools across the electorate of Grey will be $40.3 million better off under Labor.

Karin Bolton

Labor candidate for Grey Karin Bolton said public schools in the rural electorate would receive extra funding over the first three years of a Shorten Labor Government.

The party has released a list of schools that stand to benefit.

The funding increase includes $520,000 for Cleve Area School, $320,000 for Kimba Area School, $310,000 for Cowell Area School, $130,000 to Lock Area School and $30,000 for Port Neill Primary School.

Ms Bolton said Labor would invest an extra $14 billion into Australian public schools to give all children the chance to reach their full potential, no matter where they live, or how much their parents earn.

She said the extra funding would mean more individual attention for students, and more help with the basics such as reading, writing, maths and science.

"Schools across the electorate of Grey will be $40.3 million better off under Labor," she said.