Those working on the front lines of Rotorua's early childhood, primary and secondary schools hope to see more money allocated to the education sector in next week's Budget.
But what that money is set aside for is just as, if not more, important.
Earlier this month, Education Minister Chris Hipkins made a pre-budget announcement revealing the Government had set aside $95 million to boost the number of teachers.
More than 2400 additional trainee places will be funded through increased scholarships and placements, new employment-based teacher education programmes, and iwi-based scholarships.
Another 800 will be funded through grants and the expansion