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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 9 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3420 ..

(2) Of the 3,054.52 fulltime equivalent teachers, 2,310.40 are female and 744.12 are male. For the casual teacher registrations, 981 are female and 290 are male.

(3) Currently, for permanent classroom teachers, there are eight salary points ranging from $40,000 to $55,200. The recently agreed first stage of the new enterprise agreement will increase this range from $41,400 to $58,992.

(4) There are 316 teachers on temporary contact, of these 85 are short term contracts ranging from four weeks to ten weeks. The remainder, 231 temporary contracts, are for the remainder of the school year.

(5) All contacts are for temporary employment. Temporary contracts for teachers are for a maximum of twelve months. However, it is possible a teacher to have successive temporary contracts for in excess of twelve months.

(6) Both the principals' and the teachers' certified agreements commit the teaching workforce to staff mobility. This practice applies to all classroom teachers appointed since 1 July 1999 and to all promotions, appointments or transfers to promotion positions.

(7) To date there have been 171 separations from the teaching workforce since the beginning of the school year. This indicates that there will be around 260 separations for the 2003 school year.

(8) In the last six months, a new Teacher Recruitment Unit has been established to better target the teacher recruitment program. There has been a healthy response to this year's teacher recruitment program and a number of offers of employment in 2004 have already been made. Work has commenced, in partnership the University of Canberra, on a teacher retraining program for primary school teachers to study to become junior secondary mathematics teachers. This program will commence in 2004. It is anticipated that a similar program leading to teaching junior secondary science will follow in the second half of 2004.

Education services

(Question No 845)

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

In relation to the provision of education services to school students who live outside the ACT:

(1) How many school students who live in NSW attend Government schools in the ACT;

(2) Of the school students who live outside the ACT and attend ACT Government schools, how many are in:

(a) primary schools;

(b) high schools; and

(c) colleges.

(3) What is the cost of providing schooling to students who live outside the ACT and attend ACT Government schools in each of:

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