This policy is current as at 24/04/2017 09:30am, AEST. Please refer to policy library website (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library) for an updated version.
Outlines the criteria for voluntary contributions that can be made by parents and guardians to enhance school programs.
All schools can request contributions to enhance their educational and sporting programs.
School contributions are voluntary and payment is a matter for decision by parents.
There will be no charge to fulfil the minimum requirements of the curriculum.
Schools may charge students for elective subjects that go beyond the minimum requirements of the curriculum.
Parents who are unable to pay for elective subjects because of financial hardship may be eligible for assistance from the school.
Principals will ensure that no student or family suffers any discrimination or embarrassment over failure to make a voluntary or subject contribution. Confidentiality, privacy and dignity must always be maintained concerning contributions.
Principals will adhere to the Code of Practice relating to school contributions.
NSW Government Schools.
NSW Government policy is that school contributions are voluntary.
The Manager, Schools Finance, will monitor the implementation of this policy and report annually to the Director, Schools Finance.
Manager, Schools Finance (02) 9244 5586.
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