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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 9 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3419..


(4) Yes, Roads ACT is in regular contact with schools across the ACT. There are a number of traffic management measures currently available for all the primary and secondary schools with road frontage. These measures include school zones, school crossing, pedestrian crossing, traffic and pedestrian refuge islands etc.


In addition some schools have requested additional traffic management measures in light of local circumstances. Roads ACT investigate these requests and appropriate measures are implemented as part of the Department's work program.


Additionally, 40km speed zones have been established adjacent to primary schools slowing traffic between 8.00 am and 4.00pm when the adjacent education facilities are utilised by children. These zones are currently enforced by ACT Policing.

Teachers

(Question No 842)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 20 August 2003:

In relation to teachers:

(1) How many teachers are currently employed by the Department of Education, Youth and Family Services in the government school system as (a) full time employees and (b) casuals;

(2) Of those teachers how many are (a) male and (b) female;

(3) What are the salary brackets for government school teachers;

(4) How many of our government school teachers are on contracts of 12 months or less;

(5) How many teachers have permanent contracts and what is the length of a permanent contract;

(6) Are teachers rotated/moved to different schools after a certain period of time or do teachers have choice to remain teaching in a particular school for as long as they wish;

(7) Has the Government been given any indication of how many teachers will be lost this year due to retirement, if so, what are those figures;

(8) Have any new programs been implemented to assist with teacher recruitment in the last 6 months, if so, please provide details of the programs, if not why not.

Ms Gallagher

: The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:

(1) As at 30 June 2003, there were 3,054.52 fulltime equivalent teachers employed by the department. The number of casual teachers employed varies and is dependent on the amount of casual work available. Currently there are 1,271 teachers registered for casual work and, at this time of the year, over 600 would be working.


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