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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Additional federal funding announced for students with disability in special schools

Media release from Prime Minister, Minister for School Education, Parliamentary Secretary for School Education
Monday 3rd June 2013

$76 million will be available to help more than 350 government and non-government special schools across the country over the next six years as part of the National Plan for School Improvement.

This funding will be over and above the additional resourcing that many special schools will already be eligible to receive as part of the new needs-based school funding arrangements being progressed by the Gillard Government.

The Review of Funding for Schooling recognised the high resourcing demands in all special schools and this extra investment will assist the more than 25,000 children with multiple and complex disability in the special school environment.

This extra help will ensure that students with disability attending special schools, their teachers and parents will receive the support they need to address these complex needs.

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