Rudd's concerns no bar to funds for school that uses Hubbard text - 2009-11-24
Newtown's Athena School is licensed by Applied Scholastics International, which is strongly linked to Scientology. The school's website says it teaches from the booklet The Way to Happiness, written by Hubbard.
The Athena School will receive $751,519 in recurrent funding from the Government for the 2009-10 funding period. It has also been allocated $135,287 for new library, $114,713 for primary classroom refurbishments and $50,000 for other refurbishments under the Rudd Government's Building the Education Revolution program.