The 2013-14 Queensland State Budget was released on the 4 June 2013.

 Education spending highlights include:

  •  $100 million as part of the Fixing Our Schools Fund to revitalise schools and ensure students are learning in better facilities.
  • $4.9 million for 60 state schools to become Independent Public Schools as part of a $21 million funding commitment over four years.
  • 724 additional teachers and teacher aides to be allocated in response to enrolment growth and students with special needs.
  • Up to $6 million towards boosting prep teacher aide hours in schools of the greatest need, delivering an extra 9,000 teacher aide hours per week by 2015-16.
  • $6.5 million on literacy and numeracy grants as part of the Getting the Basics Right initiative in state and non-state schools.
  • $3.2 million on extra support to students with a disability for speech pathology services in Queensland schools.
  • Student welfare services and chaplaincy will also receive a boost with an extra $250,000

The Budget at a Glance can be accessed here -

http://www.budget.qld.gov.au/budget-papers/2013-14/queensland-state-budget-at-a-glance-2013-14.pdf

The Budget Speech can be accessed here -

http://www.budget.qld.gov.au/budget-papers/2013-14/bp1-2013-14.pdf

 

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