Special School Complexity Allowance (Reference 18)
Specialist school Complexity Allowance will apply to specialist schools receiving per capita student-based Core Index and Program for Student with Disabilities Level 1 to 6 allocations.
Specialist school complexity allowance is calculated once a year (Confirmed budget cylcle) by multiplying the Core Index enrolment totals (Reference 5) by a school specific index point from the chart below. The index point is determined by calculating the weighted mean of the Students with Disabilities index Levels 1 to 6 in the school as at Term 1.
An example of the Special School Complexity Allowance calculation can be seen below.
|PSD level||Students full time equivalent (FTE)||Weighting value PSD level × FTE|
|Number of students||45||130|
Index point = 130 (weighted value)/45 (students FTE) = 2.9
Supplementation per student = $1,022.60 (from rates table for index point 2.9)
Special School Complexity Allowance = $1,022.60 × 45 = $46,017
Schools with the following campus types are eligible for the specialist school complexity allowance:
- Day Special
- Special Development
- Furlong Park School for Deaf Children.
Special School Complexity Allowance = Core Index enrolment × Supplementation per student
|Index point||Supplementation per student ($)||Index point||Supplementation per student ($)||Index point||Supplementation per student ($)|
Reviewed 05 April 2023