Clare morley amendments to the 2010 act

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Clare morley amendments to the 2010 act

  1. 1. Amendments to the 2010 Act Clare Morley School Infrastructure Unit
  2. 2. What are we proposing to do? • Extend pre-call in period from 6 to 8 weeks • Clarify “Presumption Against Closure.” • Require closure proposals accompanied by financial information • Enable Ministers to seek further advice or additional information from Education Scotland when considering whether to call in or not
  3. 3. What are we proposing to do? • Clarify the basis for determining a school closure proposal – including the ability to have a proposal remitted back to Local Authority for reconsideration • Establish an Independent Referral Mechanism • Create a 5 year moratorium between closure proposals
  4. 4. Mechanics • Through Children & Young People Bill • Government will introduce amendments at Stage 2 in early 2014 • Bill completes its passage in spring 2014

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