Lincolorns school principal and vice principal have been told to close for good by the state government.
The state’s Education Minister, Mark Speakman, says the Lincells have been given until August 25 to make the closure decision.
Mr Speakman says the government will also be considering giving Lincoli school students access to free health services and other support.
“We have been making the tough decisions and now it’s time to put our children to bed,” he said.
Lincoln Schools Principal Tony Cottle and vice-principal James Cottles resignation letter.
What we know: A state-commissioned report released last week said a state-wide closure of schools could cost the state $12.7 billion.
However, Mr Speakman said that estimate was based on the fact that Lincols budget was $2.4 billion lower than in the previous financial year.
His office said Lincolanns school funding was not affected by the budget cut and that he was not aware of any other Lincollns school closures in the state.
He said that the school system was currently receiving support from the Government and the State Government and was working hard to continue its growth and improve its education.
In his letter, Mr Cottley said he accepted the decision to close the Linchpin school was “inappropriate” and he hoped the state could move forward to make a decision.
Topics:education,government-and-politics,schools,lincoluns-2870,melbourne-3000,vicSource: ABC News (WA)