Budget 2012 information release

The following Ministry of Education documents have been published as part of the Budget 2012 process. The information published includes key Budget documents and decisions. Note that for each document an explanation of any redactions made and the reasons for these has been included.

The range of information published is significantly wider than in previous proactive releases. There is a high level of public interest in decisions made about education matters as shown by the number of Official Information Act requests that have been received by the Minister and the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry is committed to transparency.

The information published covers the majority of the information requested under the Official Information Act. The following information, which has been requested, but which is not included in this release of documents, is withheld under sections 9(2)(g(i), 18(f) and 9(2)(f)(iv) of the Official Information Act:

  • Internal Ministry emails exchanged during Budget preparations.
  • Some communications provided under urgency.
  • Policy initiatives under active consideration.
  • Other information covered by constitutional conventions which enable the exchange of information between Ministers and officials.
  • Information already publicly available on the Parliamentary website (external link) .

Documents are listed in date order with the oldest at top. Documents are available in Adobe PDF format only. Accessible versions, where available, can be supplied on request from publications@minedu.govt.nz.

Document details

Doc. dateTypeTitle
26 Aug 2011 Aide Memoire 1. Potential pressures for Budget 2012 [PDF, 32 KB]
30 Sep 2011 Education Report 2. Budget 2012 - Initial advice [PDF, 271 KB]
14 Nov 2011 Aide Memoire 3. Key trade-offs for Budget 2012 [PDF, 68 KB]
20 Dec 2011 Education Report 4. Schooling overview: Implementing your priorities within the four year Budget plan [PDF, 156 KB]
24 Jan 2012 Rapid Response 5. Proposal to change teacher:student ratios [PDF, 70 KB]
31 Jan 2012 Rapid Response 6. Summary of key risks [PDF, 210 KB]
21 Mar 2012 Aide Memoire 7. Budget Communications 2012 [PDF, 71 KB]
28 Mar 2012 Briefing Note 8. Vote Education: Proposed Package Budget 2012 [PDF, 198 KB]
13 Apr 2012 Cabinet Paper 9. Vote Education: Budget 2012 Decisions [PDF, 1.3 MB]
18 Apr 2012 Briefing Note 10. Budget 2012: Proposed Staffing Changes [PDF, 83 KB]
23 Apr 2012 Cabinet Minute 11. Vote Education: Budget 2012 Decisions [PDF, 1 MB]
24 Apr 2012 Rapid Response 12. Reducing teacher numbers [PDF, 23 KB]
1 May 2012 Briefing Note 13. Budget 2012 - Initiatives focused on improving achievement for Māori learners [PDF, 77 KB]
7 May 2012 Education Report 14. Revised four-year Budget Plan for Vote Education [PDF, 150 KB]
7 May 2012  Four-year Budget Plan 15. Budget 2012: Four-year Budget Plan [PDF, 321 KB]
10 May 2012 Education Report 16. Equity Funding increases and accountability measures in early childhood education [PDF, 129 KB]
10 May 2012 Education Report 17. Budget 2012 - Operations Grant Funding for 2013 [PDF, 39 KB]
10 May 2012 Cabinet Paper 18. Education (2013 School Staffing) Order 2012 [PDF, 905 KB]
15 May 2012 Aide Memoire 19. Budget 2012: Distribution of the impacts of staffing changes across schools [PDF, 238 KB]
21 May 2012 Cabinet Minute 20. Education (2012 School Staffing) Order 2012 [PDF, 449 KB]
22 May 2012 Briefing Note 21. Qualification for Equity Funding [PDF, 180 KB]
23 May 2012 Education report 22. New Equity Funding rates [PDF, 121 KB]
23 May 2012 Education Report 23. Budget 2012: Mitigating risks involved with staffing changes [PDF, 42 KB]
24 May 2012 Letter 24. Letter to 10% principals and board of trustee chair [PDF, 70 KB]
24 May 2012 Letter 25. Letter to 90% principal and board of trustee chair [PDF, 70 KB]
28 May 2012 Cabinet Minute 26. Additional Item: Vote Education: Budget 2012 Decisions: Impact of Changes to Staffing Ratios on Intermediate and Middle Schools [PDF, 451 KB]
30 May 2012 Rapid Response 27. Standard Paragraphs - Responses to Changes to Teacher:Student Ratios [PDF, 113 KB]
5 Jun 2012 Cabinet Minute 28. Additional Item: Vote Education: Further Options to Address Technology Provision [PDF, 386 KB]
11 Jun 2012 Cabinet Paper 29. Maintaining existing funding formula for teacher:student staffing ratios in schools [PDF, 1.7 MB]
11 Jun 2012 Cabinet Minute 30. Additional Item: Maintaining Existing Funding Formula for Teacher:Student Ratios in Schools [PDF, 866 KB]

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