2021 utilities allocations are based on 2021 Anticipated enrolment and square meterage data. Funding calculations continue to be based on the previous years’ utilities model, applied on a pro-rata basis for the water and waste component for each school.
The methodology applies the following parameters:
- total school area square metres (permanent buildings and demountables)
- school enrolments
- 30 year mean maximum January temperature of 30°C or greater
- school remoteness factor
- a loss moderation of 0% is applied for 2021, meaning no school loses against 2019 actual water and waste utility expenditure.
From 2021, electricity and gas has been removed from the SBAR to be managed centrally, with associated budgets and costs transferred and managed by corporate. Accountability for underlying energy usage will remain with schools via monthly monitoring processes. Further support and advice will be available upon release of the monthly monitoring dashboard and associated processes.
Principal Classification will not be impacted as a result of electricity and gas funding being removed from the 2021 SBAR.