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$1 million boost for Northern Territory school administrators

An additional $1 million per year to support business managers in Territory schools has been announced by Minister for Education Eva Lawler to assist in reducing the administrative burden on schools.

Minister Lawler said the additional $1 million in funding is allocated per year for four years and will assist in reducing the administrative burden on schools.

“We want the Northern Territory to be the most improved education system in the country – to do that we need to invest in our kids, our schools and our staff," she said.

This year, as part of the funding, $1500 grants have been provided to every government school enabling business managers to immediately engage in professional development related to their work.

In addition to the grants, an enhanced program of ongoing training has been offered for school administrative staff. Three centrally employed business managers will also be appointed to provide an additional point of contact and mentoring services.

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