The state government is spruiking the amount of maintenance work carried out at the Hunter's public schools over the past 18 months.
Local schools have had their maintenance lists reduced by $23.7 million, following a blitz on roofing, flooring, painting jobs.
Rutherford Technology High School saw the biggest reduction of $1.75 million.
The government has reduced the state's planned school maintenance list by more than $200 million.
“Providing high-quality school facilities is vital to give our children the education they need and deserve. These works ensure we’re providing those facilities after we inherited a $1 billion liability from the previous Labor Government,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said.
The ten Hunter schools with the largest reductions are;
- Rutherford Technology High School – Maitland $1,758,701
- Irrawang High School – Port Stephens $1,515,093
- Maitland High School – Maitland $1,355,514
- Cessnock High School – Cessnock $1,230,512
- Maitland Grossmann High School – Maitland $1,190,301
- Kurri Kurri High School – Cessnock $1,110,457
- Francis Greenway High School – Maitland $1,078,826
- Hunter River High School – Port Stephens $956,758
- Cardiff High School – Charlestown $947,174
- Lake Munmorah High School – Swansea $900,616