There has been a change to the way the School ICT Supplementary Grant is allocated. For more information on this change, please see Allocation of funds.
This grant assists schools to implement the Smart Classrooms initiative by supporting the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in schools.
For more details, visit Smart Classrooms.
Expenditure is restricted to activities that support Professional learning and digital practice, ICT equipment, ICT support and ICT content.
The School ICT Supplementary Grant may be used to purchase ICT equipment and services related to administration requirements of schools.
They must be used to deliver and enhance curriculum delivery and the integration of ICT into teaching, learning and the curriculum. Items such as photocopiers, facsimile machines, electronic typewriters, furniture and furnishings are not considered to be ICT equipment for the purposes of this grant.
Grant funds could be spent on the engagement of an IT technician and/or for purchasing ICT support from third party suppliers (e.g. PC vendors). Using teachers to perform hands-on ICT support tasks will not normally be the most cost-effective use of resources. However, there may be circumstances in individual schools where this is necessary to supplement other support strategies (e.g. high callout costs due to geographic location).
It is also recognised that some of the ICT support activities listed above may be best performed by ICT Coordinators in schools (e.g. managing all of the IT resources at your school and/or providing support to school staff in the integration of ICT within the school). In these circumstances, it is appropriate that the ICT support funding be used to provide relief to teachers (e.g. TRS) to allow them to undertake these specific ICT support activities. Schools may choose to cluster their resources to support ICT within the school.
School ICT Supplementary Grant funding is to be kept separately identifiable and compliant with the expenditure criteria is to be reported in the school's Annual Report. Expenditure of funds according to the above criteria will be reviewed as part of the school audit.
State School, State High School, Campus, State Special School, Centre for Continuing Secondary Education, School of Distance Education, Middle School, Junior School, Community School, Environmental Education Centre, Outdoor Education Centre, Specific Purpose School.
Formula-generated cash grant
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Following the 2011 transitional period, the 2012 School ICT Supplementary Grant is based 100% on FTE enrolments.
In addition, the weighting assigned to senior secondary student (Years 11 and 12) numbers has been set at 1.2.
For centres where the complexity of their environments is not reflected adequately in the above formula, a supplement will be provided. This is applied to Special Schools, Specific Purpose Schools, Environmental Education Centres and Outdoor Education Centres.
Note: Specific Purpose schools in hospitals use the average enrolment calculated as per the data collected for teacher allocations.
In November 2012 schools were sent a letter regarding the payment of the 2012 School ICT Supplementary grant which provided details of the annual school grant for 2012. In addition, schools will receive a minimum grant of $1200 after the collection of the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Web and Internet Access Service contributions.
Note: Bandwidth upgrade pro rata charges if applicable, will still apply.
The total amount available for disbursement in each financial year is fixed. The grant to each school is calculated as a fraction of the total amount available in the way described above.
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This page was last reviewed on 30 Jul 2012