Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap WATCH to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LISTEN to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LATEST NEWS to start the live stream.

LISTEN
Watch
on air now

Create a 2GB account today!

You can now log in once to listen live, watch live, join competitions, enjoy exclusive 2GB content and other benefits.


Joining is free and easy.

You will soon need to register to keep streaming 2GB online. Register an account or skip for now to do it later.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

‘The million dollar question’: Education Minister quizzed on snap school closures

Article image for ‘The million dollar question’: Education Minister quizzed on snap school closures

All New South Wales public school students returned to the classroom today, bar those enrolled in schools exposed to COVID-19.

NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell told Jim Wilson school closures are inevitable for now, but are concentrated mainly in the Hunter, Mid North Coast and Victorian border regions for now.

“The latest information I got at about lunchtime … we were sitting at about 25 schools that were closed because of a positive case, but I think it’s important to put that in perspective.

“We’ve got over 2,200 public schools in NSW, so it’s about one per cent of schools that are impacted.”

Frustrated parents asking when snap shutdowns will end are asking “the million dollar question”, she said.

“We’ve just got to see what the next few weeks brings.”

Press PLAY below to hear the full interview

Image: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Jim Wilson
Advertisement