The Herald reports that funding for special needs children with physical disabilities is to be maintained for those children who currently in the funding scheme. Minister of Education, Anne Tolley, has restored funding following representations from parents, schools and sector representatives. No new children will be added to the present scheme.
This is a victory for Dalefield School principal, Kevin Jephson, who has been campaigning on behalf of Wiki Tamihana (see my earlier post). Wiki's high health needs funding - which paid for a teacher aide so she could attend school - had been withdrawn.