Funds are provided to schools participating in the Low Socio-economic Status School Communities National Partnership (Low SES NP).
NPS grant funding should be used to facilitate strategies identified as aligned to NP outcomes in the school's Four-Year Strategic School Plan. These outcomes include:
These funds should not be used for capital expenditure, including plant and equipment, facilities development, and maintenance.
The Low Socio-economic Status Communities Final Implementation Plan includes a table of suggested strategies for possible inclusion in the Four-Year Strategic School Plan. The reform areas in the table of strategies are:
If expenditure is not directly related to a strategy in the table of suggested strategies, there must be:
With the exception of funding used for the cost of consultation, NPS grant funding should not be expended before the Executive Director (Schools) and the Parents and Citizens' Association have approved the school plan.
Grant revenue is to be recorded against cost centre YNST. To provide for future data extraction, expenditure is to be recorded against cost centre/s L99*, S99* and/or W99*, where * is a school-determined character A-Z or a number 0-9. Provisions are to be identified in cost centre/s X99*. This "99" coding logic should not be used for other school program budgets.
More information can be found at the Low Socio-economic Status School Communities National Partnership page.
Funding will be provided to each targeted school for four years.
Low Socio-economic Status School Communities National Partnership Final Implementation Plan
Trim reference: 09/174048
Schools participating in the Low Socio-economic Status School Communities National Partnership (Low SES NP)
|Payment||During month of||Proportion of allocation paid|
|Semester 1||March||50% of annual allocation|
|Semester 2||September||50% of annual allocation|
In addition, as schools commence involvement in the NP, they will receive a payment to carry them through to the next regular March or September payment.
|Data required||Data source|
|Enrolments FTE, February 2009||Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW)|