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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 774 ..

iii. Middle Schooling (yrs 5-8)

Assisting schools to develop structures and processes that address the specific needs of students in the middle years of schooling.

iv. Vocational Learning

Supporting schools to develop and deliver vocational learning programs into ACT Government high schools.

Consultation on these plans is occurring through Coordinating Committees established by the High School Development Program Reference Group. The Coordinating Committees have been composed to represent all stakeholders. Students, teachers, parents and members of the broader ACT community are represented on the committees. The consultation plans will be reviewed by the reference group prior to implementation.

Schools-information technology upgrade

(Question No 444)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 11 March 2003:

In relation to schools' information technology capacity upgrade:

(1) How much funding, as part of the 2002-03 Budget, has been expended from the expenses line and the capital works line for the current financial year;

(2) Can an explanation be provided for any funds still not expended to date;

(3) Will any fund be rolled over into the next financial year;

(4) How much government schools' infrastructure has been upgraded this financial year and can the relevant schools be listed with a breakdown of funding and if not, why not;

(5) Has the work to date allowed for faster access to networks like the internet and intranet.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:

(1) Of the $473,000 recurrent and capital funding provided in the 2002-03 Budget, $145,000 has been spent to date to purchase and build proxy servers.

(2) The department is working to identify the most cost effective solutions for implementing the activities identified under the technology capacity upgrade program which is a three year program.

(3) Yes

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