Independent school sector stresses need for stable and predictable funding

Following the COAG Education Council meeting in Adelaide today, the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) stressed the critical nature of certainty of funding for all Independent schools.

ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman said that, “As school funding is debated by government, and in the public arena, it is important to note that stable and predictable funding is particularly critical for Independent schools and the more-than half a million students attending them. Nine hundred of the Independent sector’s schools are the only schools in the country that receive their Commonwealth Government funding directly, according to the Commonwealth’s funding model, while other school sectors, being systemic, all have the capacity to redistribute their funding across schools. For these 900 stand-alone schools, effective financial and operational planning depends on certainty of future funding mechanisms.”

See here to read ISCA’s full media release.

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