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 1-6 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 1-6 in the school at Term 1.
An example of the Special School Complexity Allowance calculation can be seen below.
|PSD Level||No of Students||Weighting Value PSD Level x No. of Students|
|No. of Students||45||130|
Index point = 130 (weighted value) / 45 (no. of students) = 2.9
Supplementation per student = $949.10 (from rates table for index point 2.9)
Special School Complexity Allowance = $949.10 x 45 = $42,709.50
Schools with the following campus types are eligible for the specialist school complexity allowance:
- Day Special
- Special Development
- Furlong Park School for Deaf Children.
Special School Complexity Allowance = Core Index enrolment × Supplementation per Student
|Index Point||Supplementation per Student ($)||Index Point||Supplementation per Student ($)||Index Point||Supplementation per Student ($)|
Reviewed 05 August 2021