Local public schools will benefit from the funding certainty delivered in their school budget allocations for next year according to Upper Hunter Mp Michael Johnsen.
Mr Johnsen said the allocations are part of $10.1 billion in annual Gonski funding being delivered to public schools for 2021.
The distribution of funding through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM) ensures that the best possible learning opportunities are provided to directly benefit the 2021 student cohort, Mr Johnsen said.
"The $20 million in funding for our Upper Hunter electorate delivers support where it is needed the most, to students and schools with the greatest need," Mr Johnsen said.
"2021 will be the eighth year that the Resource Allocation Model has delivered funding certainty to schools to enable them to plan so that improvement will touch every classroom, be the work of every teacher and impact every student."
In addition to a number of needs-based funding items, the funding will be predominately allocated through the seven RAM loadings - the equity loadings (socio-economic, Aboriginal, low level adjustment for disability, English language proficiency) and the base loadings (location, per capita and professional learning).
"Needs-based funding underpins the great strength of public education - equity of opportunity, and will ensure schools in our Upper Hunter electorate continue to flourish and deliver those opportunities," Mr Johnsen said.
The following schools received funding:
Barrington Public School - $80,642
Clarence Town Public School - $270,395
Dungog High School - $1,036,885
Dungog Public School - $584,188
Glen William Public School - $94,409
Gresford Public School - $119,691
Martins Creek Public School - $47,837
Paterson Public School - $100,584
Stroud Public School - $108,818
Stroud Road Public School - $49,238
Vacy Public School - $138,694