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Certainty of funding a critical issue for Independent schools as election nears

As the federal election campaign draws to a close, the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has reiterated its commitment to continue to work with whichever party forms Government, to ensure certainty of funding for the Independent school sector.

ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman today said that, “stable and predictable funding is particularly critical for Independent schools. We have 900 schools in Australia that are not part of any system. These are the only schools in the country that receive their Commonwealth Government funding directly, according to the Commonwealth’s funding model, other school sectors all have the capacity to reallocate their funds across schools. For these 900 Independent schools, effective financial and operational planning depends on funding certainty.”

With schools funding being a key election issue, the Independent school sector has written to the major parties with a series of questions relating to school funding to give them the opportunity to expand on some of the details released in their respective policy documents. ISCA has published its analysis of major party positions on its website: http://isca.edu.au/federal-election-2016/

Click here to read ISCA’s full Media Release

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