PUBLIC school principals in the Grampians region are struggling with a lack of resources which is leaving them stressed and overworked, according to a survey by the Australian Education Union.
Results from the "State of Our Schools" survey were released in Ballarat today by the AEU, which accused the state government of making principals do more with less.
AEU Victorian branch presidents Meredith Peace said the survey showed 65 per cent of principals believed they didn't have sufficient resources to run their school.
She said a reduction of support from regional education offices was having a significant effect on principals.
"Many of our our rural principals are saying 'we just feel isolated, we're not able to get the support we get in the past'. In some instances they even feel abandoned," she said.
According to the survey, the main concerns of regional principals included workload (94 per cent), stress (56 per cent) and a lack of administration support (42 per cent).