It has to be said, that 'school services' (or the diminution of them) is a theme that keeps coming through. Hardly surprising (sadly) when you consider the decisions of the 2008/09 SNP/Lib-Dem Council budget:
- every Primary and Secondary school was forced to take a 1.5%-2.0% budget cut
- that amounted to at least a £10,000 reduction per average Primary School
- at least a £10,000 reduction per average Special School
- and at least a £50,000 reduction per average Secondary School
These cuts are clearly having a serious and negative impact on young people and families across the Forth Ward.