Council to use reserves fund to make up 'unacceptable' Cumbria school repair budget shortfall
The Evening Mail revealed last week that Cumbria was receiving less than half of the money it needs from the government to repair and fix its schools.
Cumbria County Council says it has now identified more than £1.5m from reserves to help fund maintenance projects at schools due to the chronic budget situation.
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The current level of funding received by the county council from central government for school maintenance is unacceptable and unsustainable The authority is due to receive £4,832,385 in 2016/17 from... read more
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