After school care deeds
Similar to the recently finalised canteen deeds, all P&Cs who run Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) programs are now required to enter formalised agreements with the school. In some cases, P&Cs running OSHC services have noted increases in hire costs for school facilities associated with these deeds. If your P&C is concerned about this, please contact Council.
Council has been told by the Education Directorate that any increases are only to bring agreements into line with approved 'community use' rates, which it considers low. The Directorate states:
"It is not our intention to cause these programs to come into difficulty or close. ... The rates are able to be negotiated between the school and the provider [P&C]. The rates are ... at the discretion of the Principal of the school. Schools and providers [P&Cs] can work together to come to an agreed rate. If an agreed rate cannot be determined, officers from ETD are available to work with schools and P&C Associations to arrive at a workable agreement."