Special education facilities' property entitlement
A range of special education facilities are hosted at New Zealand schools. As a board of trustees, you may be entitled to property funding to accommodate these facilities at your school.
Calculating property entitlement for special education facilities
The types of special education facilities in New Zealand are:
- day and residential special schools
- satellite units on host school sites (run by day and residential special schools)
- regional health school units on school sites
- Resource teachers: Learning and Behaviour, and Social Workers in Schools (who work on host school sites)
- sensory resource centres on school sites (for students with vision or hearing impairments)
- special education units at schools (which schools run on their school site).
Special schools property guide
The special schools property guide is used to calculate your property entitlement for special education facilities. On each of the pages linked above, you will find the formulas specific for each type of facility.
Each year, we calculate the space deficiency at every school, regardless of whether it is a mainstream or special school, by comparing its entitlement with its actual space. We then prioritise schools to work out which have the greatest need within our available funding.
Find out more about the SPG calculation process.
Relationship between special education facilities and host schools
This diagram shows how the different types of special education facilities relate to host schools.
Special education facilities and their relationship to host schools
Special schools and Regional Health schools may operate on their own sites or on host school sites. Schools can run special education units on their sites. Resource teachers may operate out of host schools.
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