Parents reassured over school closure law proposals

The Scottish secretary for education has said planned law changes on school closures will not make it easier for rural schools to be shut.

Clear financial information for a school closure will be required, and those which survive closure proposals will be safe for a minimum of five years, unless exceptional circumstances come about.

Michael Russell MSP said: “Our commitment to making these changes to the consultation process for school closures underlines the Government’s belief that education authorities must give extremely careful consideration to a range of matters when bringing forward any closure proposal.”