935. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Education and Training:
I refer to the voluntary fee system for state government schools in Western Australia. Will the minister please advise the total amount collected from parents in 2019–20?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
The total for voluntary contributions collected from schools for the 2019–20 financial year was $13 316 213. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, principals were advised to suspend follow-up actions for outstanding contributions, charges and fees for most of term 1 and all of term 2.