Vote Education Initiatives summary

Note: Items in brackets refer to savings in Budget 2015

Vote Education Budget package

#INITIATIVEDESCRIPTION
1 Achievement and Investment Management

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       1.437
  • 2016/17       2.806
  • 2017/18       3.276
  • 2018/19       3.276

Four-year total $10.795 million

Increases frontline capacity to accelerate educational achievement through supporting Communities of Schools to deliver on their achievement challenges.
2 Additional In-Class Support

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       5.718
  • 2016/17       5.795
  • 2017/18       5.872
  • 2018/19       5.951

Four-year total $23.336 million

Provides additional funding to boost the achievement of an estimated 1,500 students with special education needs.  The funding will provide additional targeted in-class teacher’s aide support.
3 Cost Adjustment for Schools’ Operational Grant Funding

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16         6.080
  • 2016/17       12.066
  • 2017/18       12.093
  • 2018/19       12.085

Four-year total $42.324 million

To increase schools’ operational grant funding by 1% for the 2016 school year.
4 Count Me In

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       1.000
  • 2016/17       1.000
  • 2017/18          -
  • 2018/19          -

Four-year total $2.000 million

To assist around 2,000 Māori and Pasifika 16-18 year-olds who have left school to re-engage with education or begin vocational training that leads to a meaningful qualification at NCEA Level 2 or better.

 

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5
Earthquake Resilience Statutory Requirements

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16      4.850
  • 2016/17         -
  • 2017/18         -
  • 2018/19         -

Four-year total $4.850 million

Operating costs of undertaking the Earthquake Resilience Programme in 2015/16. A number of buildings across the school property portfolio need to be assessed for earthquake resilience. This will enable the inspection programme to be completed.
6 Education-Wide Funding System

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       3.540
  • 2016/17       5.130
  • 2017/18       5.130
  • 2018/19       3.890

Four-year total $17.690 million

Develop a new education-wide information technology funding platform that will be flexible and agile, enabling the Ministry of Education to respond to policy change effectively.
7 Education Payroll

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       15.949
  • 2016/17       12.438
  • 2017/18       12.438
  • 2018/19       12.438

Four-year total $53.263 million

Provision for a sustainable education payroll service, operational policy support, contract management and support to schools to self-manage their payroll.
8 Gateway Education Assessments for Vulnerable Children

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       1.000
  • 2016/17       1.000
  • 2017/18       1.000
  • 2018/19       1.000

Four-year total $4.000 million

Ensuring education assessments and individualised action plans are developed, implemented and reviewed for particularly vulnerable children and young people who have come to the attention of CYF for care and protection reasons who have incurred an education sector service gap to date.

 

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9 New Schools and Roll Growth Classrooms

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16          8.927
  • 2016/17       24.714
  • 2017/18       26.730
  • 2018/19       27.878

Four-year total $88.249 million

Capital funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       154.728
  • 2016/17         73.100
  • 2017/18         16.000
  • 2018/19           -

Four-year total $243.828 million

To provide new schools and increased capacity at existing schools in line with shifting demographics. Funding is also sought for associated operating expenditure to cover depreciation and capital charges.
10 October Baseline Update 2014 Forecast Changes

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       33.901
  • 2016/17       26.269
  • 2017/18       13.721
  • 2018/19       18.538

Four-year total $92.429 million

Funding for impact of forecast changes in October Baseline Update 2014. $74.9 million of this is related to ECE expenditure and is due to population growth and improvements in labour market participation and, hence, greater uptake of early childhood education services.
11 Ongoing Resourcing Scheme Demand Pressures

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16         7.473
  • 2016/17         9.834
  • 2017/18       10.666
  • 2018/19       11.553

Four-year total $39.526 million

Funding to respond to Ongoing Resourcing Scheme demand pressure.
12 School Buildings Insurance

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       8.500
  • 2016/17       8.500
  • 2017/18       8.500
  • 2018/19       8.500

Four-year total $34.000 million

Cost pressures from increased insurance premiums following the Canterbury Earthquakes that cannot be covered within the baseline.

 

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13 School Transport Operational Efficiencies

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       0.750
  • 2016/17       0.750
  • 2017/18       1.000
  • 2018/19       0.500

Four-year total $3.000 million

Please note this is an invest-to-save initiative. We have presented the spending and saving elements separately (see item 23). The net saving over the four-year period is $19.000 million.
Improve operational processes, procedures, resources and commercial arrangements to give better value for money.
14 Supporting the Implementation of Youth Guarantee Initiatives

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       5.158
  • 2016/17       4.570
  • 2017/18       3.790
  • 2018/19       3.083

Four-year total $16.601 million

Continuation of the Ministry of Education’s role in supporting the sector to successfully implement Youth Guarantee initiatives, to increase achievement and improve retention and the progression of young people into further study, training or work.
15 Year 9 Plus

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       0.571
  • 2016/17       0.672
  • 2017/18       0.554
  • 2018/19       0.409

Four-year total $2.206 million

Trial of Year 9 Plus champions in Gisborne to support 80-100 Year 9 students and their siblings at high risk of not achieving in education.
16 Youth Guarantee Trades Academies (Additional Places)

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       1.234
  • 2016/17       2.468
  • 2017/18       2.468
  • 2018/19       2.468

Four-year total $8.638 million

An additional 300 Trades Academy places from 2016 (1,200 over four years), to support NCEA Level 2 achievement and transitions into further study or careers.

 

Vote Education Reprioritisation and Savings

#REPRIORITISATION AND SAVINGSDESCRIPTION
17 Laptops for Teachers Efficiency Gains

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       (0.966)
  • 2016/17       (1.206)
  • 2017/18       (1.096)
  • 2018/19       (1.709)

Four-year total ($4.977 million)

Savings result from the scheme via increased efficiencies.
18 Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide Efficiencies

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       (0.743)
  • 2016/17       (0.743)
  • 2017/18       (0.743)
  • 2018/19       (0.743)

Four-year total ($2.972 million)

Savings yielded by lower than expected uptake of the PB4L School-Wide programme, and by not providing additional implementation support for those schools already participating. The funding supports schools to address behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school as well as an individual child perspective.
19 Reductions to Funding for Teacher Trainee Scholarships

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       (2.194)
  • 2016/17       (1.521)
  • 2017/18       (1.521)
  • 2018/19       (1.521)

Four-year total ($6.757 million)

Savings are from the undersubscribed voluntary bonding scheme and amounts remaining unclaimed from pre-2005 scholarships.
20 Reductions to Funding for TeachNZ National Study Awards

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       (0.773)
  • 2016/17       (0.773)
  • 2017/18       (0.773)
  • 2018/19       (0.773)

Four-year total ($3.092 million)

The cost of Early Childhood Education Graduate Scholarships is being met from within an alternative appropriation. This saving enables reprioritisation of unused funding, and will not impact on the provision of existing scholarships or study awards.

 

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21 Reductions to Network Contingency

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       (3.000)
  • 2016/17       (3.000)
  • 2017/18       (3.000)
  • 2018/19       (3.000)

Four-year total ($12.000 million)

This funding enables the Ministry to respond to ad hoc requests for support for schools undergoing closure, merger, or other integration into the state sector. Savings are from a reduction to the baseline set aside for this purpose.
22 Reprioritisation of Funding from Early Childhood Education Outcomes-Based Purchase Agreements

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       (1.260)
  • 2016/17       (2.640)
  • 2017/18       (4.000)
  • 2018/19       (4.000)

Four-year total ($11.900 million)

Savings result from not funding outcomes-based contracts, a programme which never started. Funding for this programme was deferred as part of Budget 2014. Ministry capacity was instead directed towards prioritising the work of the Early Learning Taskforce to more directly focus on participation.
23 School Transport Operational Efficiencies

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16         (2.000)
  • 2016/17         (5.000)
  • 2017/18         (5.000)
  • 2018/19       (10.000)

Four-year total ($22.000 million)

Investment will result in improvement of operational processes, procedures, resources and commercial arrangements that will result in better value for money (see item 13 above).
24 Trades Academies Savings

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       (1.234)
  • 2016/17       (2.468)
  • 2017/18       (2.468)
  • 2018/19       (2.468)

Four-year total ($8.638 million)

These savings are generated through amendments to the School Staffing Order to bring it in line with the policy intent, and will be used to fund 1,200 additional Trades Academies places over four years (see item 16 above).

 

#Transfer to Vote Social DevelopmentDescription
25 Ministry of Education’s Contribution to Support Social Sector Trials

Operating funding ($ million)
  • 2015/16       (0.460)
  • 2016/17            -
  • 2017/18            -
  • 2018/19            -

Four-year total ($0.460 million)

Capital  funding    ($ million)

  • 2015/16       (1.380)
  • 2016/17       (1.048)
  • 2017/18           -
  • 2018/19           -

Four-year total ($2.428 million)

The proposal is to extend 16 trials to June 2016, with three agencies contributing $2.428 million each for 2015/16. Education’s contribution to Social Sector Trials is funded through reductions in School Capital Grants. Cabinet also approved a fiscally-neutral transfer of $0.460 million in operating funding for contracts under trials management to Vote Social Development.

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