Argyll and Bute Council received a detailed presentation from the Scottish Rural Schools Network at its meeting on 5 January 2011. Due to the issue of their papers during the holiday period, there was insufficient time for council officers to prepare a response on the day.
The presentation was made after the council made the decision to suspend its consultation on proposals to merge some primary school and to present new proposals on 3 March 2011.
Councillor Ellen Morton, spokesperson for education said:
“We’re grateful to the Scottish Rural Schools Network for the time and effort they spent pulling together their presentation although on first seeing the proposal I’m confident not all of their claims are accurate. We will now take the time to read their presentation in detail and prepare our response. It would be wrong to give a knee-jerk reaction to a presentation which was lengthy and claimed a lot of detail”