Resourcing – operational funding and staffing entitlements

The Ministry calculates and allocates operational funding and staffing entitlements to state and state-integrated schools.

Level of compliance Main audience Other


  • Boards
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • Administrators
  • Teachers and Kaiako
  • Parents, Caregivers and Whānau

School boards govern their school finances and dictate how operational funding is applied. Boards, principals and administrators should undertake further reading at the links on this page. 

Core resourcing information

Operational funding

School staffing

Roll returns


Other resourcing information

Accident Compensation Corporation claims

Additional relief teacher funding

Additional relief funding for sports and cultural leave

Attached teachers staffing and funding

Board elections funding 

Emergency staffing scheme

Interim Response Fund (IRF)

Ngā manu kōrero funding

Ongoing Resourcing Scheme

Principals' salary grades

Reading recovery travel reimbursement

Resource teacher learning and behaviour (RTLB) support funding

Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR)

Staffing for roll growth

School funding for Programmes for Students (PfS)

Special purpose units (activity centres, teen parent units, other)

Technology provision for Years 7 and 8

Funding for small schools

School resourcing enquiries


Phone: +64 4 463 8383

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