The Scottish Government is currently consulting on proposals for improving the way in which school closure proposals might be handled in the future. Given the role of schools in their communities, the consultation will be of potential interest to Community Councils (and the paper was sent to the Association of Scottish Community Councils when the consultation began).
You can access our consultation paper, “Safeguarding our Rural Schools and Improving School Consultation Procedures: Proposals for Changes to Legislation” on the Scottish Government website at: www.scotland.gov.uk/221297, and a summary version is available at: www.scotland.gov.uk/221476. If you would like hard copies of the full consultation paper, or the summary, please telephone on 0131 244 0166 to request hard copies, or e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about the consultation, including details of public meetings, are available on the Parentzone website
How to respond
We very much want to know your views on the changes we are proposing. You can:
send them to us by post to:
School Closure Consultation CRE995
CSU, Spur U5b, Saughton House
e-mail your views to us at email@example.com
complete an on-line response form on the Scottish Government website at
However you respond, please complete and return a Respondent Information Form, available on the Scottish Government website and in the full consultation paper. This helps us to make sure that we treat your response appropriately. If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential and treat it accordingly.
Should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone on 0131 244 0166.
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