Donations scheme to be introduced for Decile 1-7 schools

In a Budget 2019 initiative, Decile 1-7 schools may now choose to opt into a donations scheme and receive $150 per student.

Many schools currently ask parents and caregivers for a voluntary donation at the beginning of Term 1. In a Budget 2019 initiative, Decile 1-7 schools may now choose to opt into a donations scheme and receive $150 per student. In return, these schools will agree not to ask parents and caregivers to pay the voluntary donation.

If your school is eligible for the scheme, your school’s board of trustees should consult with your community about this. Schools will need to opt into the scheme by 14 November this year.

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