Parents attack cuts plan to change the school week

Jul 31, 2018 by

 

PARENTS have attacked plans for schools to introduce a four-and-a-half day week for pupils as part of moves to save money.

Connect, formerly the Scottish Parent Teacher Council, said changing the school week was disruptive and caused difficulties with childcare and transport. Teaching unions also hit out over the plans.

The attack came after the rector of the 1,400-pupil Madras College, in St Andrews, Fife, said they needed to make “fundamental changes” to the way the school was run.

David McLure told a parent council meeting one option was a shorter school week, and said staff cuts were likely in the short-term.

The secondary school is facing a £266,762 reduction in its budget over the next year, the second largest cut of all Fife’s secondaries after Bell Baxter High School, which has been hit with a £272,866 cut.

Source: Parents attack cuts plan to change the school week | HeraldScotland

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