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School transport—Support individual travel assistance personnel payments for students with disabilities

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Purpose

To assist schools with the costs of wages for personnel engaged in the role of individual travel support (school arranged) for students with a disability. Schools need to be approved for this form of assistance through the School Transport Assistance Program for Students with Disabilities.

Travel is between the approved transport location at the start and end of their school day.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility

All Queensland state schools with eligible students who have been approved for individual travel support for a medical or safety reason (school arranged) through the School Transport Assistance Programs for Students with Disabilities procedure may receive funding.

Where all other stakeholder (other than school) sources for individual travel support personnel have been exhausted, approval of individual travel support (school arranged) for students with a disability authorises the school to engage 1 or more suitable persons to undertake this role (as defined in the procedure).

Where necessary, a suitable person may be employed should the school not have an existing suitable person with available work hours.

Allocation of funds

Individual travel support personnel (school arranged) duties are identified as Teacher Aide duties. Engagement of staff to undertake these duties requires consideration of maximisation options.

Teacher aide hours worked (meeting minimum engagement requirements) are charged to the available school-purchased funds fortnightly through the same payroll system as all centrally funded staff. Morning and afternoon travel are treated as separate engagements.

Funding is based on actual wages incurred.

Each month in the school year the wages were incurred, after the Salary Recoveries process is completed, school claims are submitted to School Transport (Central Office).

Payment details

Payments to schools are made in the next available monthly School Appropriation Payments Application (SAPA) run, following the review and approval of submitted claims.

Data requirements

Data itemData sourceDue date
Claim for Teacher Aide wages for individual travel support for students with disabilitiesSchoolMonthly
Salary/wage recovery debit noteSchoolMonthly

How to apply

Schools should submit the following information on a monthly basis in the school year the hours were delivered via email to schooltransport.facilities@qed.qld.gov.au for review and processing:

Further information

School transport assistance programs for students with disabilities procedure

School recovery processes for school-purchased labour procedure

OneSchool Salary Recovery Guide (PDF, 1.7MB) (p. 13)

For exceptional circumstances, please contact your Regional HR officer for assistance.

Contact

School Transport
Regional Operations
Infrastructure Services Branch
Telephone: (07) 3034 4579
Email: schooltransport.facilities@qed.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 09 March 2021