Fees should remain accessible
He said that a “socio-economic funding model is consistent with Catholic social teaching which obligate Catholic agencies to pay particular attention to the poor and needy”.
The socio-economic status (SES) measures comprise three dimensions – occupation, education and income. The SES score is calculated by linking student residential addresses to Australian Bureau of Statistics census data.
The SES funding ranges from a minimum entitlement of 13.7 per cent of the Australian Government School Recurrent Cost (AGSRC) for schools with a high SES score of 130 and above to a maximum entitlement of 70 per cent of this cost for schools with a low SES score of 85 and below.