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School cleaning

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​​Purpose

To assist state schools in an identified remote location to access funding to engage contractors for school cleaning in lieu of employing department staff.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility

Identified state schools.

Allocation of funds

Based on actual costs to engage a contract cleaner for the cleaning of the school.

Currently, the following school is eligible for this funding:

  • Hayman Island State School.

Payments are based on actual costs to engage a contract cleaner for standard cleaning activities, as per the cleaning scope of standard cleaning activities under the school cleaning allocations and the cleaning contract.

Any additional cleaning undertaken above the standard cleaning scope is to be met by the school. Payments will be paid each semester based on 50% of the contract price.

Infrastructure Services Branch (ISB) will be provided with a copy of the cleaning contract by the principal.

Eligibility requires that consultation with the relevant union has occurred, regarding the state school not being able to access staff to undertake the cleaning.

Payment details

PaymentDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid
Semester 1In line with monthly payment50%
​Semester 2​In line with monthly payment​50%

Note: On receipt of the cleaning contractors invoice, schools must pay the invoice within the required timeframes to meet departmental standards.

Data requirements

Data itemData sourceDue date
Invoice/s supplied by contractorContractorAs required

How to apply

Where state schools are unable to fill cleaning positions with department employed school cleaners, they should contact their regional office for advice.

​Recoupment process

​​Where circumstances change and the cleaning contract is no longer required (for example, employment of a staff cleaner), any funds paid to the school but not expended on the contract will be recovered via a School Appropriation and Payment Application (SAPA) recoupment schedule.​

Contact

Principals should contact their School Facilities Operations Advisor if they have any questions in relation to their school cleaning program or see the OnePortal school cleaning page.

For specific information regarding the school cleaning allocation, please contact the Facilities Services Officer, School Facilities Operations on (07) 3034 4549.

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Last updated 06 July 2021