State Member for Redlands Matt McEachan and Cr Mark Edwards helped Russell Island State School celebrate new funding for a crossing supervisor at a special morning tea this week.

The school approached Mr McEachan after calls for funding had gone unanswered.

Russell Island State School Principal Janet Tucker said it was a relieving win for the school community.

β€œOur community has learnt that their voice can be heard if we’re loud enough. β€œThe safety of our children is priority for everyone.”

Mr McEachan said the next step would be securing flashing speed limit signs for Southern Moreton Bay Island schools.

[ENDS] 22 March 2016