Locals urged to have say on education

Forrest MHR Nola Marino is calling on South West residents to have their say in a landmark review of regional, rural and remote education.

A discussion paper will identify key issues and challenges faced by rural students and poses areas of focus to stimulate ideas about possible solutions.

Ms Marino said the review marked an important milestone with the release of a discussion paper and launch of an online platform for public submissions.

“I urge members of our education community, families and employers to consider the discussion paper and take the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences about how best we can support local students to succeed in school and beyond,” she said.

“We’re listening to regional communities in our efforts to improve the education and preparation of young people from the country to develop into their best selves.” The final report and recommendations of the independent review will be provided to Government by the end of this year.

Submissions will close at 3pm on August 29. For more information, visit education.gov.au/indepen dent-review-regional-rural-andremote-education.

Source: Busselton Dunsborough Times.