Q. Can an Invited Member vote at a School Representative Body Meeting?
A. Yes! When an invited Member is elected to a School Representative Body they are an official member of the Board/Council and have full voting rights.
DoE School Representative Body Guidelines
11.4 DECISION MAKING
Motions arising at a meeting of a School Representative must be determined by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting. Every member has one vote, including the Chairperson.
2018 Pay Rates
The Fair Work Commission has just published the new annual rates of pay applying to the Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2010.
The new pay rates apply from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2018.
As most schools pay on a Thursday and in line with DoE pay periods the next pay period will be from 28 June to 12 July. The increase should only be applied from 13th July onwards as the previous pay period (28 June to 12 July) included work completed in June.
We will be updating the Wage Rate Sheets on the Chamber’s website as soon as possible to reflect the new rates.
Only one expense related allowance has changed. The Meal Allowance which was $15.14 will change to $15.45 from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2018.
For further information or support, please do not hesitate to contact the Workplace Relations Division on (08) 8982 8100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The Internet is without a doubt one of the best resources available to us. Unfortunately it's also extremely dangerous if you aren't aware of who and what lurks behind the scenes. Everyone should know how to be safe when surfing the web, but internet safety tips and tricks are spread out all over the web without a go-to resource. Since the majority of internet scam and virus victims are students and young people, Open Colleges is a perfect place to post the very first full guide to being safe on the internet.
inDigiMOB is about improving digital inclusion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote Northern Territory communities. It does this by forming partnerships with communities and local organisations and making available a suite of resources that communities can take advantage of according to their needs.
inDigiMOB seeks to support communities and partner organisations to bridge the digital divide and achieve their digital inclusion goals by adapting a number of resources and support possibilities according to needs, as identified by communities.
Help them reach their potential with Fair Funding Now!
THE ISSUE 2018 should have been a year of celebration for our schools. The start of the biggest investment in schools in decades. Needs-based funding started in 2014 after the independent “Gonski review” warned too many children were missing out due to lack of resources. These reforms were delivering:
Smaller class sizes.
More specialist teachers in areas such as literacy and numeracy.
More help for students with disabilities or behavioural problems.
And those in danger of dropping out.
Schools are missing out on billions that should have been delivered this year and next year.
What we want is needs-based funding that ensures all schools can meet the agreed school resource standard. But the Turnbull Government legislated to cap Commonwealth funding to public schools at 20% of what they need to reach the minimum schooling resource standard.
The Commonwealth will fund private schools to 80% of schooling resource standard. Some of the biggest increases in funding go to the schools that need it least. That isn’t fair and it certainly isn’t needs-based funding. THE SOLUTION Every child has a right to a quality education and the opportunity to learn and fair funding for public schools is the best way to help them get it. We are calling on all political parties to support the following:
Reverse the $1.9 billion cut to public schools in 2018 and 2019.
Agreements should be struck between the Commonwealth and the states and territories to ensure every public school is funded to 100% of the schooling resource standard (SRS) by 2023.
Remove the 20% cap on the Commonwealth share of the SRS from the Australian Education Amendment Act.
Establish a capital fund for public schools ($300m in 2018 and increase each year in line with enrolment growth and rising costs) to ensure all students are educated in classrooms and learning spaces where their needs can be met.
Reverse the cuts to disability funding in five states and territories.