CLRS JOINS SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
COMMUNITY Living and Respite Service has joined the campaign to get Echuca Specialist School relocated to Twin Rivers.
CLRS chief executive Suzanna Barry said her service worked closely with Echuca Specialist School.
“We were very disappointed for them that they didn’t receive the funding to move out with Twin Rivers,” Ms Barry said.
“We believe a new school is long overdue and certainly much needed,” she said.
“Echuca Specialist School provides high quality education to children and young people with disability in our community and facilities should at least be equal to other mainstream schools.
“The school has expanded significantly in the past 10 years and it is important there is a collective voice to advocate and ensure appropriate educational facilities are provided for our young people.”
Ms Barry said CLRS has been operating its Club Teen before and after school care and holiday program for the past decade from the Echuca Specialist School.
“There we work closely and collaboratively with their staff and know the outstanding work they do.
“We are fully supportive of the campaign to raise awareness at government level of the urgency for funding.”