Kents Schools get massive funding boostThe Government is to pump money into Kent's economy this year by giving local schools a massive cash boost.
Every school in Kent will get a share of £10.6m worth of funding brought forward from 2010/11 to 2009/10 and paid directly to head teachers to spend how they wish.
They can spend it on new labs, books, or sports facilities - it will be up to them. In addition, Kent County Council will receive an extra £19.1m brought forward from next year for bigger building projects.
Stephen Ladyman, MP for South Thanet said: "The economic slow down may have started abroad but we have to take action at home to create new jobs and get business moving again. By bringing spending on Kent's schools forward from next year on this scale the Government is giving our local economy a real shot in the arm and at the same time giving our kids and schools a huge boost.
"Dr Stephen Ladyman
MP for South Thanet
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