The Victorian Budget 2019/20 invests $218 million to make our schools more inclusive, with more funding to support children with disability and additional needs. This includes:
Program for Students with Disabilities
$180 million to support students living with disability, including funding for approximately 5,400 students with high needs to attend mainstream and specialist government schools through the Program for Students with.
Support for students with disability and additional needs
$18.4 million in extra support for students with disability and additional needs, including outside school hours care, equipment for schools and improvements to make buildings more accessible.
Playgrounds and outdoor sensory areas
$10 million for playgrounds, outdoor sensory areas and quiet spaces to make schools more inclusive.
Travel to and from school
$9.9 million to assist eligible Victorian school students with disability to travel to and from school.
Reviewed 22 May 2019