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.
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.