We're asking Hekia Parata to stop the funding freeze on support staff. Find out more about the issues and sign the petition at: http://betterfunding.org.nz...
In its May Budget, the National Government froze our school operations grant. This grant funds support staff wages and other school running costs. This is the first time in nearly two decades that any Government has frozen school funding.
Analysis by respected economics research firm Infometrics shows this funding freeze actually equates to a 0.5% cut in per student funding in the coming year due to increases in school rolls. That adds up to a lot of money schools can’t afford to lose.