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Cash Blitz For The Hunter's Most Rundown High Schools

They're sharing more than $5M

Cash Blitz For The Hunter's Most Rundown High Schools

Photo: Rutherford Technology High School

The Hunter's most rundown high schools are finally getting some attention.

The state government's spending just over $5 million on maintenance work at Rutherford, Irrawang, Cessnock and Hunter River High Schools.

It's part of a record statewide funding blitz of $390 million to reduce the school maintenance backlog.

“Well-maintained schools lead to better educational outcomes, and we want our schools to be in the best condition possible,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

“An investment like this will ensure that those schools with the greatest need receive the most urgent attention."

Under the program, roofing, floor coverings and painting, and other items will be fixed by December 2018.

Many schools will have little or no outstanding maintenance backlog after this blitz.

Here are the schools receiving the funding:

Rutherford Technology High School - $1.8 million

Irrawang High School - $1.1 million

Cessnock High School - $1.05 million

Hunter River High School - $1 million