Thursday, February 23, 2006

School closure plans rejected

Plans to close or merge 17 infant and junior schools across Lincolnshire are in tatters tonight after an all-day meeting at the County Council today.

Councillors rejected plans for closure and merger at 11 of the 17 schools on the "hit list".

The final decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) at 1pm by Childrens Services Portfolio Holder Patricia Bradwell.

Last month a partnership of councillors, parent governors and representatives from the churches and asked the Executive to go back the the drawing board.

But they pressed on regardless.

The difference today is that back bench Conservatives - also voted against some of the closures.

Surely, Cllr Bradwell will listen this time!!!

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