The Premier Jay Weatherill and Minister Susan Close have announced a major funding boost for Catholic and Independent schools.
Catholic schools in South Australia will receive an additional $14.3 million in recurrent funding in 2018.
This will take our recurrent funding from $94.6 million in 2017 to $108.9 million in 2018. This equates to an increase in recurrent funding to 22% of the School Resource Standard (SRS).
The government has also made a commitment to provide a capital grant of $5.5 million per annum. This grant will commence in 2018 and be indexed annually to CPI.
“We welcome this $19.8 million announcement and the direct impact it will have on the 46,000 students in Catholic schools in South Australia,” said Dr Neil McGoran, Director of Catholic Education South Australia.
“I would like to thank principals, parents and those in our school and parish communities who have joined us in calling for a better funding deal for Catholic schools.
“We are delighted that these commitments match the increases we have called for in both recurrent and capital funding.
“We look forward to continuing to work with the Government to ensure that we deliver excellence in education for all of our students.”
Read the full media statement.
Read more background: Why Catholic Education SA needed more funding.