Parents urged to protest over school delay

LNP Deputy Leader Tim Mander has condemned the Palaszczuk Labor Government for leaving Sunshine Coast families in the dark over their children’s education. 

“Many local families moved into the area to send their children to Baringa State School and then Baringa State High School, only to find out the high school won’t open for another three years,” Mr Mander said. 

“Parents now have to face the tough choice of moving their child to another school and then moving them back to Baringa High when it opens. 

“This is nothing more than poor planning from the Palaszczuk Labor Government and shows their lack of understanding of Queensland schools.

“The Premier was only too happy to cut the ribbon at the opening, yet won’t tell families when the new high school will open.”

LNP Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle said Annastacia Palaszczuk needed to fast-track Baringa State High School. 

“Labor claims that preparing schools for year 7 students is important, so why are Baringa’s students not getting their high school until 2021?” Mr McArdle said. 

“I have been listening to the concerns of local families and encourage everyone to support the petition to get Baringa State High School built sooner rather than later. 

“The petition has been signed by more than 1500 residents so far, but it will close on Monday [August 20].

“I urge any concerned parent who hasn’t signed to do so and make sure their voice is heard.”

Sign the petition here: https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/petition-details?id=2941

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