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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 5253 ..

Supplementary answers to questions without notice


MR WOOD: Mr Speaker, recently Ms Tucker asked me a question about the graffiti clean-up team and I am happy to provide the answer. The answer is fairly lengthy so I will table it. I present the following paper:

Graffiti-Answer to question without notice asked of Mr Wood by Ms Tucker and taken on notice on 20 November 2003.

I seek leave to incorporate it in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The incorporated document appears at attachment 1 on page 5305.

Education-children with disabilities

MS GALLAGHER: Mr Speaker, yesterday Ms Dundas asked me a question in question time about the allocation of resources for students with disabilities and particularly how parents would be informed of the points allocated to their child. As a result of the SCAN process, principals will be advised of the additional staffing points that will be allocated to their school on behalf of students with a disability. These points are part of the overall resource into school and are not necessarily tied to an individual student.

The SCAN process is a complex and evolving one and will be implemented over time, commencing in 2004. Schools can use their allocation in a number of ways to support the student, including special teacher assistance support, teacher support, and professional development. Principals and staff use their professional judgment to determine how this resourcing is best used and schools are required to report to parents on the educational outcomes being achieved.

Principals are ultimately responsible for ensuring that these resources are used in the most effective way to achieve the goals identified in each student's individual learning plan. It is important that parents participate in the development of their ILP. Parents are encouraged to participate in discussions around their child's program delivery.

Administration and Procedure-Standing Committee

Review of standing orders

MR SPEAKER: Members, pursuant to standing order 246A, the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure resolved that I advise the Assembly that the committee would be conducting a review of standing orders.


Mr Speaker presented the following papers:

2002-2003 Annual Report-ACT Legislative Assembly-Errata.

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