Department of Education Media Release
13 November 2012
Levies are set by individual schools in consultation with their school communities, Education Department Deputy Secretary Andrew Finch said today.
“School communities set their own levies according to the specific education programs being undertaken.
“Levies contribute to the costs of a student’s education program including learning materials and stationery, school excursions, visiting performances and school camps.
“How schools set levies and collect them is determined in conjunction with their school community,” he said.
Mr Finch said that low income families are able to apply for exemption from levies through the Student Assistance Scheme (STAS).