An extra $40,000 has been granted to the Bays Cluster Hubs Initiative to help create facilities at Deception Bay schools to accommodate visiting paediatricians, counsellors and occupational therapists.
I lobbied hard for the Bays Cluster Hubs to get extra funding on top of the $125,000 we have granted them so far.
I want to do everything I can to create the best learning environment at all our local schools.
I know we need specialist and practitioner services operating in our local schools.
A big thank you to Minister Grace Grace for listening to me, and the Education Department for seeing why we need this funding.
Having specialists working inside our schools is a new way of making sure our kids get the learning support they need.
It is enormously beneficial to local schools and local families.
Having inclusive community-driven facilities within our schools for a range of specialists is a new way of working that we know achieves dramatic results in other states.