The Member for Cook, David Kempton, has revealed that it will now be easier for QLD schools to hire out their facilities to the general public. Under a newly refurbished initiative, schools will be able to work closely with local communties and promote the use of their school facilities. Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek and Mr. Kempton revealed that this initiative has made it easier for school principals to hire out their facilities and has greatly simplified the hiring process. This ease of access will significantly benefit students, schools, and locals and will create a sense of community between all parties involved. The extra revenue created by this scheme will also directly benefit the schools themselves, boosting their budgets for other programs and also creating an opportunity for them to showcase their school’s facilities to their local community.
Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek and Mr. Kempton said students, schools and locals would benefit from greater flexibility to form partnerships that benefited the whole community. We want our schools to be vibrant hubs- where children learn, teachers teach and communities gather. Many of our schools are equipped with sporting fields, courts, multipurpose halls and even auditoriums that can be of great use to these groups and organisations in the local community.This is the first time an overarching policy has been established to support principals, cut red tape and streamline the process of hiring out facilities.