The Victorian Budget 2018/19 provides more support to keep kids in school and learning the skills they need for the future.
What will the money be used for?
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes investements to:
Cut the number of students dropping out
$43.8 million to cut the number of students dropping out of school with the statewide rollout of the Navigator program.
Primary Maths and Science Specialists
$32.9 million to fund 200 additional Primary Maths and Science Specialists.
Improve literacy and numeracy teaching
$22.1 million for workshops and teaching tools to improve literacy and numeracy teaching.
Young Leaders to China Program
$11.3 million continuing to fund the Young Leaders to China Program.
Swimming and water safety education
$9.8 million to contribute to the cost of swimming and water safety education programs.
Prepare and assess aspiring principals
$4.4 million to ensure schools have the very best principals, through a new program to prepare and assess those aspiring to be principals.
$1 million for schools to purchase musical instruments and music professional development.