School transport for Māori-medium schools
Māori-medium schools that provide education under section 201 or 204 of the Education and Training Act 2020 are eligible for school transport assistance funding.
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Kura, Kura Kaupapa Māori and designated character Wharekura that provide education under Section 201 or 204 of the Education and Training Act 2020 are eligible to apply for Māori-medium school transport assistance funding.
Ākonga must be living at least 3.2km (Years 1-8) or 4.8km (Years 9-13) from their Kura, Kura Kaupapa Māori or Wharekura.
Māori-medium school transport assistance funding is paid to kura boards quarterly in advance and are reviewed on an annual basis.
Kura are required to use this funding to provide school transport assistance to all eligible ākonga.
How funding is worked out for each school
The quarterly amount the kura is paid is calculated as follows:
The following rates apply from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023:
Rural – Decile 1-4 (per-student-rate)
|Rural – Decile 5-10 (per-student-rate)||$7.5997|
|Urban – Decile 1-4 (per-student-rate)||$7.3749|
|Urban – Decile 5-10 (per-student-rate)||$5.9584|
|Quarterly admin rate||$3.35 per eligible ākonga|
These rates are reviewed annually. The review considers changes in transport costs and takes account of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency index data and processes to calculate any adjustment for movements of input costs.
Funding review cycle
In March of each year, we work with kura to review their ākonga eligibility numbers.
Any changes in funding as a result of these reviews take effect from Quarter Two (April).
Apply for funding
Contact us at: School.Transport@education.govt.nz
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