Investment of $1.3 billion
$1.3 billion to make sure we have the best teachers in our classrooms, the best facilities in our schools and that every child gets the support they need.
The Victorian Government believes every Victorian child deserves a quality education, regardless of their background, what their parents do, or where they live.
What will the money be used for?
The 2017/18 Budget includes investments to:
Support disabled students
$58.4 million to support additional students with disabilities to attend school (locate on map).
$5 million to ensure children with a disability in kindergarten get the same opportunities as other students (locate on map).
Help kids travel to school
$21.2 million to help kids travel to school, including 200 students with a disability and kids in Melbourne's outer suburbs.
Support English language learning
$19.5 million for newly arrived students in government schools to support intensive English language learning.
Teach children to swim
$9.2 million to teach more Victorian school children how to swim (locate on map).
Fund late enrolments
$5.7 million to fund late enrolments for students of all ages (locate on map), because no child should miss out on school.
Student mentoring program
$1.6 million to extend the student mentoring program – giving a guiding hand to kids from disadvantaged backgrounds.