$4.5 million dollars will go towards a new special education unit at the Ceduna Area School, following a funding announcement by the State Government yesterday.
The unit’s two classes currently share a building with the community library on the school site, with millions in funding now going towards designing and constructing a new facility.
In a statement, State Minister for Education, Blair Boyer, said he has been aware of the issues at Ceduna Area School since being a shadow minister and he’s pleased they’ve been able to deliver a successful outcome for the whole community.
Mr Boyer said it’s vital they continue to support those in our school community with special needs, so they have the facilities, programs and opportunities needed to flourish.
The principal of the Ceduna Area School, Andrew Gravestocks, said having an inclusive environment is important to the school community and he’s pleased the upgrade will provide them with the right facilities.
He said the opportunity to ensure the public library and special education programs flourish is essential for the children, educators and wider community.
Member for Flinders, Sam Telfer, says it’s been a priority for Ceduna.
"It's very exciting to see the allocation from the State Government of $4.5 million dollars to the Ceduna Area School special needs unit, and that also means that there's going to be space freed up for the school community library," he said.
"It's been the number one priority for the Ceduna community and for myself as the Member for Flinders to make sure we got this over the line, so it's very exciting to have this announcement today."
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