Aberdeen schools to hold merger negotiations?
Could Aberdeen's schools soon begin merger negotiations?
Aberdeen's secondary schools could soon begin the initial rounds
of merger negotiations, should expert advice be adopted.
Recommendations have been put forward that the city's secondary
schools should consider joining forces in a bid to save money,
according to the BBC.
The report, which will be put before the council's education
committee next week, will suggest merging the number of academies
from 12 to eight.
Protests could occur, with a recent cut in the number of primary
schools resulting in demonstrations from unhappy parents.
Labour councillor Jenny Laing said that the primary concern
among mothers and fathers will be the effect of the closures on the
quality of learning available to their children.
She told the news provider: "There may be arguments about
whether [school cuts] would improve education but obviously I think
parents will be concerned about what effect it will have on the
Ms Laing went on to say that closures brought about a number of
other concerns, including the prospect of larger class sizes and
increased journey times and costs for some families.
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