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Budget 2013/14 Budget Paper No.3 Agency Budget Statements



Budget 2013/14 Budget Paper No.3 Agency Budget Statements

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190 Department of Education and Childrens Services Using existing government infrastructure and resources, particularly in remote communities, to maximise outcomes for Territory children. Enhancing cohesion of innovative, integrated, place-based service delivery, particularly in remote communities. Budget Highlights for 2013-14 $9.5 million additional repairs and maintenance funding for government schools. $6.6 million for Back to School vouchers, at $150 per student across all Territory schools. $2 million redirected to establish a Literacy and Numeracy Unit in partnership with the Commonwealth, working with an appointed expert advisory panel to improve educational outcomes. $1.5 million redirected to establish an English as an Additional Language Unit in partnership with the Commonwealth. $0.5 million redirected to trial an expansion of the School of the Air teaching model to outstations. $0.1 million redirected to establish two Critical Incident Teams supporting schools to respond urgently to violent student behaviour. $0.2 million additional funding to support the Commonwealths National Solar Schools Program. $0.15 million for the continuation of the Child Care Toy Fund to provide toy and equipment grants to day care providers. $6.2 million additional funding to offset the rise in government and non-government schools utility costs. $2.5 million additional funding for non-government schools to reflect growth in enrolment and service delivery costs. $2.0 million additional minor new works funding for additional classrooms in Darwin schools to respond to population growth. $1.1 million additional funding to modify disabled and special needs access in Territory schools including Centralian Middle School and Henbury School. $0.5 million additional funding for infrastructure master planning to assist schools in responding to growth and changing student demographics. $0.5 million additional funding to upgrade classrooms at Darwin High School. $0.5 million additional funding for a new administration building at Angurugu School. $0.5 million additional funding for a flexible learning space at Larrakeyah Primary School. $0.4 million additional funding for an additional classroom at Milyakburra School. $0.2 million additional funding to upgrade Karama Preschool. $0.9 million additional funding for various upgrades to schools across the Territory. $M 2013-14 New Capital Works Transportable classrooms in the Greater Darwin region 1.0 Woodroffe Primary School special education 2.0

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