Public meeting in Rothesay on suggested education cuts

The Moat Centre in Rothesay.

The Moat Centre in Rothesay.

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The parent council at Rothesay Joint Campus is to hold a public meeting this week to raise awareness of possible cuts to education services in Argyll and Bute.

The meeting, to be held at the town’s Moat community centre in Stuart Street on Wednesday, December 16 at 7pm, will take place against the backdrop of 43 separate suggestions for reducing education spending, contained in Argyll and Bute Council’s ‘Planning Our Future’ consultation.

A 44th suggestion - cutting additional support needs staff numbers by 45 per cent - was withdrawn last month after a furious response from parents, staff and community representatives.

The ‘Planning Our Future’ consultation runs until December 31 and can be found on the council’s website by clicking here.

A separate consultation exercise (and a much shorter one - it only requires two clicks!), being run by Bute Community Council and aiming to find out whether people on Bute feel they have enough information to make the choices required in the ‘Planning Our Future’ consultation, closes on December 17 - click here to take part in that.