Schools refreshed by cash boosts: More than $1m spent on revamps

Over $1.1 million has been spent on improvement projects at nine schools in the Smithfield electorate.

During the school holiday period and in the coming weeks, schools including Bossley Park High, Bossley Park Public and Horsley Park Public will have facilities repaired.

Bossley Park High School had $490,000 in capital works funding spent on upgrading its special education facilities while Bossley Park Public School had $65,000 spent on handrails.

Horsley Park Public School will have $7000 spent on maintenance.

While upgrades to Horsley Park Public School's toilet block are yet to commence, the school's principal Matthew Santucci said he was thrilled to hear about the works.

"It's great that we're getting extra funding to do things we normally wouldn't do," Mr Santucci said.

Bossley Park High School principal Michelle Wood agreed and said she, too, was ecstatic to have the special education facilities upgraded at her school.

"It's excellent. Construction has started on upgrading the toilet facilities," she said.

"They're also making the facility bigger to meet the needs of our special education students."

Smithfield state Liberal MP Andrew Rohan said in 2013-14, $420 million in capital works funding was being invested in NSW public schools.

"A four-year, $35 million capital investment and maintenance program will improve facilities at some of the state's most disadvantaged rural and remote schools," Mr Rohan said.

"Minor capital works including constructions such as new science laboratories and permanent classrooms are being provided across the state at a cost of $204 million."

More than 750,000 NSW public school students returned to school last month.

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