Archive | January, 2012

Assisted School Travel Program

NSW Education Department Media release 31st  January 2012 Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced that contract issues between the Department of Education and Communities and transport providers that have disrupted the Assisted School Travel Program are being resolved. “The disturbance and distress caused to many students with disability covered by the program and their […]

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Government Announces School Travel Inquiry

Education Department News Site 31 January 2012 NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has announced former director-general of education Dr Ken Boston AO will head an inquiry into the Assisted School Travel Program. The move follows last-minute disruptions to the program, which helps students with a disability access school transport. Unexpected problems with new contractual arrangements have […]

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Disabled Pupils Unable To Get To School

An inquiry has been announced into problems that have left hundreds of disabled students in New South Wales stranded without transport for a second day running. The first day of the 2012 NSW school year yesterday was a debacle for more than 700 disabled students, after a number of bus contractors withdrew their services due […]

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Bus Bungle Leaves Disabled Children in Limbo

Evelyn Yamine The Daily Telegraph January 30, 2012 10:02PM 55 comments MORE than 700 disabled and special needs children were left stranded without transport to school yesterday after the government failed to finalise contracts. The inexcusable bus bungle occurred despite the education minister being made aware of the issue a week ago. Premier Barry O’Farrell […]

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Back to school bungle

Uploaded by 7NEWS on Jan 30, 2012 The New South Wales Premier, Barry O’Farrell, has apologised for what he admits was a stuff up in arranging back to school transport for disabled students.

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Disabled students left waiting after bus bungle

Uploaded by NewsOnABC on Jan 30, 2012 Hundreds of NSW school students with disabilities were left at home on the first day of class after specialist bus services cancelled some of their routes.

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Disability Partnership

24 January 2012 Students with a disability will be the beneficiaries of a new partnership between the state and federal governments, which includes additional training for teachers. New South Wales became the first state to sign the national partnership with the Commonwealth to build the capability of NSW public schools to better support students with […]

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