Your School Cuts

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Under the McGowan Government:

Round 1: September, 2017

  • Minimum $10.5m – maximum $26.5million IPS – between $20,000 - $50,000 per school per year (525 schools)
  • $1145 cut per secondary school student for each student above 1200 enrolments in secondary schools.

Round 2: December 1, 2017

  • 188 positions cut from central and regional office including 23 positions in Aboriginal Education – coordinators, consultants, liaison officers, participation officers (to go to State-wide Services and schools), data analysts and principal advisors.

Round 3: December 13, 2017 – Effective 2019

  • Schools of the Air to close - REVERSED
  • Camp schools to close, Bridgetown, Dampier, Geraldton, Goldfields, Pemberton and Point Peron; Broome to stay open.
  • Moora & Northam residential accommodation to close – NORTHAM SAVED
  • Change eligibility for Local Access Funding - Year 11 & 12 DHS students enrolled with SIDE
  • Gifted and Talented programs (GATE) – cut by 25% REVERSED
  • Curtin Theatre funding cut by 20%
  • Reduced funding for Specially Organised Classes (Gifted and Talented) by 50% in 2019 and cease funding in 2020
  • Canning College – to be for overseas fee-paying students only
  • Tuart College to close
  • Landsdale Farm School/Dianella SC (private provider being sought
  • Level 3 Classroom Teacher intake on hold for 3 years - REVERSED
  • Agricultural Awareness Programs – 1 FTE each cut Kiara College and Kelmscott SHS
  • Agricultural College Boarding fee increases
  • Introduce dividend to the Agricultural Education Provisions Trust
  • Teacher Development Schools – reduced
  • Yule Brook College – distinctive school funding cut
  • Raise enrolment threshold from 10 to 16 children in community kindergartens
  • Increase fees for VacSwim
  • Some grants previously provided to external organisations will be reduced or cease
  • Cease Best and Brightest Awards, cash prizes for General Exhibition winners
  • The impact of these cuts have already started to be felt, especially the 188 job cuts to regional and central offices.