Govt turn-around on funding

NORAH Murphy didn't ask for a quarter of a million dollars for her school but she got it - and now the government wants it back.

The Federal Government plans to recover more than $1 million in Building the Education Revolution grants issued to schools the Queensland Government this week decided to mothball at the end of the year.

The four-student Riverleigh State School near Mundubbera, of which Ms Murphy is principal, received $250,000 for a resource centre, as well as $35,000 to renovate classrooms and buy equipment, $5000 for blinds and $10,000 to convert a toilet to a shower and repaint the toilet block.

Education Queensland yesterday said the Federal Government had the final say on how grant money was used at mothballed schools.



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