Email 20 November 2012
To: NSW Teachers Federation Members
Officers, Consultants and Advisers Association (OCAA)
Please see below a revised timeline for the DEC consultation and implementation on the 'New Model' of support for schools. The timeline remains subject to change.
The Federation is meeting regularly with the Department regarding the consultation and implementation process and procedures. However, the need for the DEC to provide greater certainty for all those impacted as soon as possible has been raised again by the Federation.
The initial consultation period closes at COB today 20 November. OCAA members are reminded to CC submissions and other information to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you to the many members who have already contacted the Federation with information from the field regarding the impacts of the proposals on support for schools and on members. The Federation relies on accurate information from members.
As demonstrated by the Community Day of Action events in Sydney and regionally last Sunday, the Federation remains firmly opposed to the cuts to public education by the State Government. Thank you to all the OCAA members who actively supported the action on Sunday.
NEW MODEL OF SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS
REVISED TIMETABLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION (changes in bold)
20 November 2012
Last day for submission feedback on proposed model.
20-23 November 2012
Feedback considered and model amended as appropriate.
26 November 2012
Revised charts etc provided on the Department’s website for further and final feedback.
10 December 2012
End of period for final feedback.
Before end of 2012 school year
Final feedback considered
Finalised model provided before the end of the school year
Late Jan/ Early Feb 2013
Appointment of Executive Directors.
Transition to full implementation for the beginning of Term 1 2014.
Term 1 2014
Full implementation of new model.