12 October 2011 : In September 2011, staff at Nelson Park school in Victoria were allegedly warned to remain silent allegations of disturbing punishments of intellectually disabled students at the school.
The allegations have now been in the public arena for more than a month, yet the Victorian Department of Education appears disinterested and unwilling to tackle the issue.
The Department says it has launched an investigation into claims.
But, to this date, parents and teachers alike told the Geelong Advertiser that no-one from the education department had approached them.
The department has provided the Geelong Advertiser with no details of the investigation.
Parents and teachers are frustrated by the lack of communication.
Teachers say the school seems to be hoping the issue will be fudged, stalled, dodged - and then forgotten.