Catholic schools need a sus­tain­able fund­ing ar­range­ment that keeps pace with school costs and re­flects stu­dent and school needs.

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -


From 2018, Com­mon­wealth fund­ing for Catholic stu­dents will be based on the con­sumer price in­dex and en­rol­ments only, re­sult­ing in a sub­stan­tial short­fall.

Na­tional Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Ross Fox said costs were in­creas­ing at 5.4 per cent, al­most dou­ble the CPI.

The com­mis­sion’s sub­mis­sion to the se­nate in­quiry ques­tions the ca­pac­ity of Catholic schools to sup­port fam­i­lies with­out an in­jec­tion of funds.

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