The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

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.”

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