Excellent news about schools funding for Newport from Councillor Debbie Wilcox.
“We have to deliver a balanced budget, and this is proving harder and harder each year as the demand for services grows, yet our funding from Westminster continues to reduce.”
In response to feedback from the consultation, an additional £1.1million has been allocated to the budget for Newport’s schools. Although additional funding has been consistently given to schools over the last few years – either meeting or exceeding the level of the Welsh Government pledge – it was recognised that education in Newport could be affected without this continuing level of support.
“Providing excellent education for all our students is a major priority for the council. We are pleased to be proposing this additional budget, which the schools will be able to spend on their own priority areas. We will continue to work with them to help them best manage the funds available and to plan for the challenges and inevitable savings in future years.
Full council will have to agree to this decisions in Cabinet, but the details of this year’s budget can be seen by clicking here