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Vote Education

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Education (M26)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Education

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF EDUCATION : Minister of Education

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Education is responsible for appropriations in Vote Education for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $2,136 million for services from the Ministry of Education (depreciation and capital charge on school accommodation and special education services being the most significant costs)
  • a total of nearly $860 million for capital expenditure by the Ministry of Education, mainly related to school sector property
  • a total of nearly $541 million for educational services from central education Crown entities (New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Careers New Zealand) and other non-departmental providers. The most significant costs are for professional development in the school and early childhood education sectors and school transport services
  • a total of nearly $42 million for allowances, bursaries, scholarships (including national study awards for teachers) and grants
  • a total of nearly $7,429 million for educational services from schools (including teacher salaries), early childhood education providers and other education providers, and
  • a total of nearly $38 million for capital expenditure for Crown entities and schools.

Following a review of the structure of Vote Education appropriations, some changes have been made to the Vote. Two new multi-category appropriations have been established. Several minor technical changes have also been made that were identified in the review. These changes take effect from 2016/17 and are detailed in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

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