After serious consideration, the WA Government has decided to reverse a number of education savings measures in an effort to strike the right balance between responsible financial management and quality education services.
In December 2017, a range of measures were announced to be implemented by the WA Department of Education from 2019.
All measures were estimated to provide a total of $64 million in savings across the forward estimates. With the decision to reverse some of those measures, the total saving to the Budget is now estimated to be about $41 million.
The ‘Follow the Dream’ program will also continue to receive Department of Education funding.
The Government is committed to delivering responsible financial management to get the State’s finances back on track and will continue to find savings across government.
Source: WA Government