At a parent council meeting in my ward tonight, one of the ruling SNP/Libdem councillors admitted that school budgets are likely to be cut up to 2% in next years budget. This is on top of the last years 1.5% cut they were hit with. Those cuts translated into cuts of about £90k per high school and £20k per primary school which schools won't get back again as well as whatever 2% will mean.
We then find that the SNP/Libdems say reserves are their priority. So lets get this straight, kids education will suffer so they can get money in the bank. Its a scandal.
Despite what the present administration claim, we left £50m in the bank. we protected schools from cuts and built or refurbished 34 buildings. They are offering cuts on their previous cuts, an ever increasing overspend and no new schools so they can squirrel away cash for some, as yet undeclared purpose. I don't know how they sleep at night.
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