State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, will today raise the ongoing security issues at Glendore Public School when Parliament resumes.
Ms Hornery will move a Notice of Motion and put Questions on Notice asking the Minister why the school is still to receive a security fence, despite numerous break-ins.
Since November, the school has been broken into three times with more than $100,000 worth of damage done. Despite writing to the Minister on dozens of occasions, the Government has refused to provide a security fence.
“Since November, more than $100,000 worth of damage and clean-up costs have been incurred as a result of the break-ins.”
“This is the only school in the area that doesn’t have a security perimeter fence and it’s the only school being broken into and vandalised.,” Stated Ms Hornery.
Last year Ms Hornery spoke with concerned parents and P&C members who raised the need for a perimeter security fence to help prevent the theft and vandalism that the school was facing on a regular basis.
With a new Education Minister, Ms Hornery is hopeful that the Government may be willing to listen to the more than 500 parents who have signed a petition calling for the fence to be installed.