Review process for Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS)

The review process for Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) funding can be used when an application for ORS is declined, or when a student receiving ORS funding has a significant change in their circumstances, or new information relating to their eligibility becomes available.

Review process for ORS

When an application for ORS is unsuccessful or circumstances change, the applicant can request a review of the verifiers' decision. They must do this in writing and within 6 months of the original application. It's expected the educator will complete the request for review in collaboration with the student’s parents/whānau or caregivers and team.

The request can be made by email or letter and must provide additional information about the student.

You may like to go through the decision letter that explained why the application was declined. If there's anything in the explanation that you or those working with the student feel isn't an accurate interpretation of the student’s needs this may be a good starting point around which to base the additional information.

You may also like to clarify or expand on the information in the application to give the verifiers a complete picture of the student’s needs.

The verifiers consider the additional information along with the original application.

The verifiers write a detailed letter explaining the review decision.

Up to 3 requests for a review of the verifiers' decision can be made. All requests for a review must done within 6 months of the original application.

Local Ministry of Education offices(external link)

Freephone (NZ only): 0800 622 222, option 1

Further information

Checking visit process for ORS(external link)

ORS criteria(external link)

Apply for ORS(external link)

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