Cleveland District and Alexandra Hills State High School get classroom boost

CLASSROOMS will be built at 60 Queensland schools, including Cleveland District and Alexandra Hills state high schools, as part of a $250 million budget boost.

Education Minister Grace Grace.

Education Minister Grace Grace.

Capalaba MP Don Brown said Cleveland would get a $14.7 million three-storey secondary learning centre, while a $4.2 million two-storey secondary learning centre housing classrooms would be built at Alexandra Hills.

“In 2020, for the first time in Queensland’s history, our high schools will have a full complement of students across all six year levels,” he said.

“Our government’s $250 million boost will ensure schools across Queensland can accommodate the additional students expected in our high schools in 2020 and into the future.”

Education Minister Grace Grace said the $250 million infrastructure program would ensure schools were “2020 Ready”.

“It brings the total funding commitment towards increasing the capacity of state secondary schools to more than $470 million between 2017-18 and 2019-20.”

Ms Grace said the program signalled the next phase of Queensland’s major education reforms that had started more than a decade ago.

This included the introduction of prep in 2007 and the move of year 7 into high school in 2015.​