ISCA Media Release – Independent School Council welcomes agreement on Better Schools
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes agreement reached today with the Australian Government that will see additional funding flow to independent schools over the next six years.
ISCA acknowledges the open and consultative approach from Prime Minister the Hon Kevin Rudd and Minister for Education the Hon Bill Shorten and their continuing commitment to the independent schools sector.
ISCA Executive Director, Mr Bill Daniels said that “Considerable progress has been made in the last two weeks with the Minister, and his willingness to address the independent sector’s concerns has been appreciated.”
“ISCA can now say that independent schools should see government funding based on student disadvantage increase over the next six years as a result of the new school funding formulae”, Mr Daniels said. “The commitment from former Prime Minister Gillard that no school will be worse off compared to their 2013 Government funding has been built into the calculations of the new funding model,” he said.
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