Calls for rethink over budget cuts for Cumbria's schools
Headteachers have told council chiefs to go back to the drawing board over controversial proposals to clawback more than £8 million from Cumbria’s schools.
It comes with a warning that future decisions required to address the rising costs of providing support for children who have high levels of special education needs could still be “equally unpalatable”.
But, for now, a plan to transfer up to £8.7m from school budgets to plug an overspend in high needs funding – a three per cent clawback from every school next year – will not be recommended while other options are explored and a budget... read more
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