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States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Bill 2000

Part 7 Grants to provide strategic assistance to improve student outcomes

   

76   Object of Part

             (1)  The object of this Part is to help schools and school communities to improve the learning outcomes of students who are educationally disadvantaged (including because they are students with disabilities, Indigenous, of a low socio-economic background, of a language background other than English or geographically isolated).

             (2)  In this Act:

Indigenous means:

                     (a)  a member of the Aboriginal race of Australia; or

                     (b)  a descendant of the indigenous inhabitants of the Torres Strait Islands.

77   Grants for strategic assistance for government schools etc. and non-government schools

             (1)  The Minister may make a determination authorising payment of financial assistance to a State for expenditure for a program year connected with:

                     (a)  government schools (including schools providing special education) or government centres in the State; or

                     (b)  non-government schools (including schools providing special education) in the State;

to improve the learning outcomes of students who are educationally disadvantaged.

             (2)  The total amount authorised to be paid to the States under this section for a program year must not be more than the amount in column 2 of the table in Part 1 of Schedule 8 for the program year.

Note:          Certain amounts paid to a State under section 101 are taken to be paid under this section.

             (3)  In this Act:

government centre means a place conducted by or on behalf of the Government of a State at which special education is provided.

78   Grants for strategic assistance for government schools

             (1)  The Minister may make a determination authorising payment of financial assistance to a State for expenditure for a program year connected with government schools (including schools providing special education) in the State to improve the learning outcomes of students who are educationally disadvantaged.

Note:          Certain amounts paid to a State under section 101 are taken to be paid under this section.

             (2)  The total amount authorised to be paid to a State under this section for a program year must not be more than the amount worked out using the formula:

where:

number of students with disabilities means the number of students with disabilities (including the full-time equivalent of part-time students with disabilities) receiving primary education or secondary education at government schools in the State on the schools census day for the State for the program year.

strategic assistance amount means the amount in column 2 of the table in Part 2 of Schedule 8 for the program year.

79   Grants for strategic assistance for non-government schools

             (1)  The Minister may make a determination authorising payment of financial assistance to a State for expenditure for a program year connected with non-government schools (including schools providing special education) in the State to improve the learning outcomes of students who are educationally disadvantaged.

Note:          Certain amounts paid to a State under section 101 are taken to be paid under this section.

             (2)  The total amount authorised to be paid to a State under this section for a program year must not be more than the amount worked out using the formula:

where:

number of students with disabilities means the number of students with disabilities (including the full-time equivalent of part-time students with disabilities) receiving primary education, secondary education or distance education at non-government schools in the State on the schools census day for the State for the program year.

strategic assistance amount means the amount in column 3 of the table in Part 2 of Schedule 8 for the program year.