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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 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.

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

PSD level Number of students Weighting value PSD level × Number of students
1 10 10
2 15 30
3 5 15
4 5 20
5 5 25
6 5 30
Number of students 45 130

Index point = 130 (weighted value)/45 (number of students) = 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

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 – 2023
Index point Supplementation per student ($) Index point Supplementation per student ($) Index point Supplementation per student ($)
1.0 261.60 2.7 942.50 4.4 1,623.50
1.1 301.60 2.8 982.60 4.5 1,663.50
1.2 341.70 2.9 1,022.60 4.6 1,703.60
1.3 381.70 3.0 1,062.70 4.7 1,743.60
1.4 421.80 3.1 1,102.70 4.8 1,783.70
1.5 461.80 3.2 1,142.80 4.9 1,823.80
1.6 501.90 3.3 1,182.90 5.0 1,863.80
1.7 542.00 3.4 1,222.90 5.1 1,903.90
1.8 582.00 3.5 1,263.00 5.2 1,943.90
1.9 622.10 3.6 1,303.00 5.3 1,984.00
2.0 662.10 3.7 1,343.10 5.4 2,024.00
2.1 702.20 3.8 1,383.20 5.5 2,064.10
2.2 742.30 3.9 1,423.20 5.6 2,104.20
2.3 782.30 4.0 1,463.30 5.7 2,144.20
2.4 822.40 4.1 1,503.30 5.8 2,184.30
2.5 862.40 4.2 1,543.40 5.9 2,224.30
2.6 902.50 4.3 1,583.40 6.0 2,264.40

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

Reviewed 02 January 2023

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