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Student Resource Package — Equity Funding (Student Based Funding)

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.

Example — Special School Complexity Allowance calculation to derive the index point

PSD Level No of Students Weighting Value PSD Level x No. of Students
1 10 10
2 15 30
3 5 15
4 5 20
5 5 25
6 5 30
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

Eligibility

Schools with the following campus types are eligible for the specialist school complexity allowance:

  • Day Special
  • Special Development
  • Disability
  • Special
  • Furlong Park School for Deaf Children.

Calculation

Special School Complexity Allowance = Core Index enrolment × Supplementation per Student

Index Point Rates — 2021
Index Point Supplementation per Student ($) Index Point Supplementation per Student ($) Index Point Supplementation per Student ($)
1.0 242.80 2.7 874.80 4.4 1,506.80
1.1 279.90 2.8 911.90 4.5 1,543.90
1.2 317.10 2.9 949.10 4.6 1,581.10
1.3 354.30 3.0 986.30 4.7 1,618.30
1.4 391.50 3.1 1,023.50 4.8 1,655.50
1.5 428.60 3.2 1,060.60 4.9 1,692.70
1.6 465.80 3.3 1,097.80 5.0 1,729.80
1.7 503.00 3.4 1,135.00 5.1 1,767.00
1.8 540.20 3.5 1,172.20 5.2 1,804.20
1.9 577.30 3.6 1,209.30 5.3 1,841.30
2.0 614.50 3.7 1,246.50 5.4 1,878.50
2.1 651.70 3.8 1,283.70 5.5 1,915.70
2.2 688.90 3.9 1,320.90 5.6 1,952.90
2.3 726.10 4.0 1,358.10 5.7 1,990.10
2.4 763.20 4.1 1,395.20 5.8 2,027.20
2.5 800.40 4.2 1,432.40 5.9 2,064.40
2.6 837.60 4.3 1,469.60 6.0 2,101.60

Reference 25 of the SRP Guide, providing information on special school transport administration funding including rates

Reviewed 05 August 2021

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