In correspondence today the IEUA requested the following assurances and commitments from the Federal Government:
• Abstudy funding for all school students be maintained irrespective of modes of education delivery
• Schools be eligible as employers to make application for JobKeeper based upon demonstration of a 15% loss of revenue instead of 30%
• Arrangements to ensure that all early childhood education providers are supported to ensure their continued viability during the crisis
• Systemic arrangements for the availability of appropriate PPE and enhanced levels of cleaning. As of this moment schools are experiencing severe shortages of appropriate PPE equipment across the board.
We also seek an affirmation and recognition that remote and online education are valuable learning opportunities for both students who are staying at home and those who will need to attend school grounds.
Read Correspondence here Letter to Prime Minister 160420