11 Sep 2017
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Schools need fair funding

Catholic Education South Australia has launched a campaign to call on the government to offer a fair funding model for SA Catholic schools.

Around 120 principals, board chairs and presidents of Parents and Friends Associations have gathered at two meetings at the Catholic Education Office on August 15 and 17.

“South Australian Catholic schools receive the lowest level of State government funding per student in the country,” explained Bruno Vieceli, Assistant Director, Catholic Education South Australia.

“We also know that Catholic schools in other States attract greater State government assistance with capital costs. The SA State government also offers STEM funding and utility cost relief to government schools but the same does not apply to non-government schools.

“All of these factors make it challenging for us to keep our fees as low as we can.”

Those present at the meetings learned more about the issues and how they will be involved in lobbying politicians for change.

The campaign will gain momentum in the lead up to the State election in 2018.

Learn more at our Fair Funding Campaign page.