Vow to end ‘ugly lottery’ with $1.6b school disability reform

Education Minister James Merlino has pledged to tackle “school gatekeeping” – where students with disabilities are steered away from a particular school – describing it as an “ugly lottery” for parents.

Mr Merlino said the Victorian government’s $1.6 billion changes to student disability funding – which was announced in the 2020 state budget and will be rolled out in 340 schools this year – would ensure every school was “truly inclusive” for students with disabilities.

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Topics:
Education, Training, Early Intervention

Author:
Jewel Topsfield

Source:
The Age

Date published:
Mon 8th Feb, 2021