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Advancing Our Schools Maintenance (AoSM)

On November 8 2013, Premier Campbell Newman and Education, Training and Employment Minister, John-Paul Langbroek visited Mitchelton State School to announce the second round of funding allocations as part of the Advancing our Schools Maintenance (AoSM) initiative. This initiative achieved excellent outcomes for schools in 2012-13, and in 2013-14 the AoSM allocations are designed to ensure that this momentum continues. Please see School Maintenance allocations Adobe PDF document203K for details.

Purpose

To provide additional funds to address school planned maintenance over the 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years with the objective to reduce the pre-existing maintenance backlog in state schools.

Expenditure guidelines

AoSM funds are expended on planned maintenance tasks derived from school Maintenance Assessment Reports (MAR), commencing with projects identified in 2011-12 reports.

School principals and their communities have the choice to continue to use Building and Asset Services (formerly known as QBuild) to deliver all maintenance services or source local contractors to deliver Planned and Routine Breakdown maintenance via a Direct to Market delivery option.

Direct to Market schools also receive a Routine Breakdown maintenance allocation funded from the annual maintenance budget.

Schools choosing Direct to Market delivery will be allocated funds directly to their bank account.

Direct to Market schools are required to report on maintenance expenditure funded by Advancing our Schools Maintenance through OneSchool.

Duration of program

2 years, 2012-13 to 2013-14

Policy reference

State Budget September 2012

Eligibility

State Schools including Outdoor and Environmental Education Centres and Schools of Distance Education

Form of assistance

Cash grant to school

Payment details

State Funding

Payments details of 2013-14 Advancing Our Schools Maintenance Grant
PaymentDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid
Payment 1November 2013100 per cent

Allocation of funds

In 2013-14 schools will be allocated AoSM planned maintenance funding as follows:

The separate routine breakdown maintenance component is provided in line with the amount provided in 2012-13 which was equal to 75 per cent of the unplanned maintenance component under the previous maintenance allocation methodology.

Schools can view their 2013-14 planned and routine maintenance allocation by accessing MyFacilities.
In 2014-15 further funding will be allocated under the Fixing our Schools Fund to address school maintenance liability.

Visit Advancing our Schools Maintenance (DETE employees only) (DETE employees only) for further details or contact your Regional Facilities Manager Microsoft® Word document (DETE employees only).

Data requirements

Schools are required to select planned projects from the school MAR, commencing with projects identified in 2011-12 reports, and report on this expenditure through OneSchool. Expenditure on routine breakdown maintenance must also be reported through OneSchool.

Contact

Asset Management Unit
Telephone: (07) 3034 4536

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