Catholic and independent schools in NSW would receive half a billion dollars from the state government over the next four years to help cope with growing enrolments if the coalition is re-elected.
The $500 million will go towards building more classrooms and upgrading facilities for non-government schools across the state.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the announcement on Thursday, a fortnight out from March 23 election.
The government was committed to supporting parents whether they choose to send their children to public, Catholic or private schools, Ms Berejiklian said in a statement.
NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes said the funds will be directed to the areas of greatest need and will take into account fees, demographics and socio-economic characteristics of the school.
“This record funding announcement will continue to ensure that every student in NSW continues to receive the best possible education, in the best facilities – no matter where they go to school,” he said in a statement on Thursday.$500m promise for non-govt NSW schools