Parents can now do the maths on exactly how much their children’s school stands to win – or lose – under the Turnbull Government’s new funding plan.
Ahead of issuing the federal budget containing the funding changes, the government released its online schools calculator on Tuesday.
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Overall, the government plans to boost its share of funding from $17.5 billion in 2017 to $30.6 billion by 2027, with the aim to bring all schools to the same needs-based per-student level once state government cash is added.
The government figures confirm 24 independent schools will have their funding cut in real terms over the next four years.
They also show 27 Catholic schools in the ACT will join them – although the government says transitional funding will be made available for these.
However, out of the nation’s 9400 schools, all but 251 will have their funding grow by at least 2.5 per cent, with 4500 getting a more than five per cent boost.
“We’ve been open and upfront all along that more than 9,000 schools are set to receive significant funding boosts according to their need but that also means some schools will have their funding levels frozen or reduced,” Education Minister Simon Birmingham said.