Education Minister Martin Dixon recently announced that all Victorian Government schools will receive a share in $37.2 million of additional funding under the More Support for Students with Disabilities program.
Under a National Partnership between the State Government and the Commonwealth, all Government schools and students with disabilities will benefit from a one-off grant from June 2012.
In relation to deaf education, there are a number of significant initiatives that VDEI will be implementing over the next 18 months. These include:
- A real–time classroom captioning program.
- A transition to school program.
- An online learning program for mainstream teachers working with children who have hearing loss.
- Teacher of the deaf scholarships.
Below is a link established to provide further information for all schools and their communities about the More Support for Students with Disabilities National Partnership initiatives and a direct link to the National Partnership Agreement.
The More Support for Students with Disabilities National Partnership website contains:
A circular has been sent to all schools and corporate sites providing details on the National Partnership and where further information can be obtained.