Material and Services Charge for 2020

The Finance Committee has recommended to the Craigburn Primary School Governing Council that the Material and Services (M and S) Charge is set at $440 for 2020.

The Materials and Services (M and S) Charge contributes to the cost of providing essential items and services used or consumed by individual students during the course of their learning. This includes printed and electronic materials, access to books, stationery supplies, curriculum materials, printing and copying for use in the educational program, library and information technology resources.

In 2019, the M and S Charge incorporated a $30 fee in addition to the base charge of $400 – covering all school incursions, being Footsteps, Book Week, Sports Expo and Music is Fun. Previously these incursions were invoiced separately to families to the value of $30 – $40.

For the 2020 school year, as required by the department, the Governing Council has reviewed the M and S charge.

The recommendation is to increase the charge by $10 bringing the total M and S charge to $440 for next year – once again being inclusive of the $30 incursion costs.

It is important to note, that aside from the inclusion of $30 incursion costs this year, the school has not increased the M and S Charge since 2016.

We believe that the annual M and S Charge represents great value at roughly $11 per student / school week.

The amount and composition of the M and S Charge for 2020 is set out below.

Parents and caregivers are invited to a public meeting to approve the Materials & Services Charge for the next school year. This meeting will be held on Monday the 18th November at 7.00pm in the school staff room prior to the Governing Council meeting. In lieu of attendance, parents can express their views in writing to the chairperson prior to the meeting. Any such correspondence will be tabled at the meeting. If you have any enquiries regarding this please contact Kerrin Burrow (Governing Council Chairperson) or Paul Luke (Principal) on 8270 4144.

Katelyn Adams
Treasurer – On behalf of the Craigburn Primary School Governing School

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