Minister Merlino visited Wanganui to meet stakeholders and announce free bus travel for all students during the transition period. I impressed upon the Minister that it is critical to ensure that the funding is such that the transition period is as short as possible. I also indicated (to the Minister and Department) that there is community concern about such a large change, and that consultation and information sharing needs to improve. I welcome members feedback on the education plan and Greater Shepparton College.