Warracknabeal Primary School principal Ben Tait is keen to see the project finished.
Mr Tait said the school was hopeful but not expectant of funding in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and summer bushfires.
He said the whole community would benefit from the precinct.
"It's really a reward for the great planning and campaigning that I know has gone on," he said.
"We're just very thankful to the minister and the government who have chosen to put Warracknabeal Education Precinct in the next round of funding.
"That is really the focus for us - not that there has been a long wait, but now that it is happening.
"We're looking forward to what the next stage will be. It's really nice being part of the group that will be see this come to fruition."
Warracknabeal Secondary College principal Therese Allen says the funding will allow students to work in an environment they deserve.
She was surprised but ecstatic about Monday morning's announcement.
"We weren't expecting it," she said. "We know it's been heavily campaigned for but it still came as a complete surprise.
"It's wonderful news."
Ms Allen said a dedicated group of community members had campaigned for at least three years to get the project attention from the government.
Ms Allen said the funding would allow the project to be finished.
"Students have quality teachers but the environment they're in is substandard," she said.
"We're just so grateful, so pleased it's going to happen."
Ms Allen said the school was also excited about last week's announcement that students would return to classroom from the end of the month.
He said years three to 10 would return on June 9.
"We're really excited to have everyone here," Ms Allen said.
"I'm so impressed by teaching staff and the students and parents, the way they've handled this."
She said the teachers had been excited about learning a different way of teaching.
THE Warracknabeal Education Precinct has received almost $20 million to complete its final stage.
The state government announced on Monday the precinct would receive $19.8 million to deliver its final stage.
The funding is part of the state government's Building Works package, which aims to provide $2.7 billion in shovel-ready projects to get thousands of people back to work.
The precinct will combine Warracknabeal Secondary College, Warracknabeal Primary School and Warracknabeal Special Development School on one site. Buildings will open from 2022.
Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said the final stage of the precinct masterplan included a central and consolidated administration area, gymnasium and function room.
It will also go towards the completion of the primary school classrooms and outdoor areas; a new special developmental building built on the former primary school site which will feature classrooms, gallery and art space, as well as a sensory area and home craft area; and a new manual activities building for senior students, which include horticulture, wood working, motor mechanics and metal fabrication.
"The Warracknabeal community deserves no less. They have been so patient, and I'm thrilled that we will now be able to finish what we started here and create jobs," Ms Pulford said.
"We're investing record funding in education so all people, regardless of their background or circumstances, get a world-class education."
The Building Works package includes a $1.18 billion education building program will also build new schools, deliver and refurbish relocatable classrooms and make schools more accessible for students and staff with disabilities.
"The Warracknabeal Education Precinct is yet another great example of the school building boom that is happening right across Victoria," Ms Pulford said.
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