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Funding freeze on core utilities for schools

Funding freeze on core utilities and increased bureaucracy creates uncertainty for schools - NZSPC

While it is encouraging to see the government recognise the need for an increase in schools’ operations grant, a freeze on funding for such basic essentials as heat light and water will make budgeting much more difficult for secondary schools, New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council (NZSPC) chair Julia Davidson says.

“The need for an operations grant increase has been there for quite some time and it will be important to maintain this investment into the future. However within this increase is a hook that caps funding on utilities used by schools,” she said.


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