Par­ent’s cash point

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A par­ent whose child was re-zoned from Cathkin High School to Stonelaw be­lieves chil­dren are miss­ing out on vi­tal cash that could im­prove their school.

The state­ment comes weeks after South La­nark­shire Coun­cil con­firmed £240,000 paid by a com­pany build­ing houses in Cam­bus­lang East will be spent at Ud­dingston Gram­mar.

This, they ar­gue, is be­cause chil­dren from the New­ton Com­mu­nity Growth Area will be at­tend­ing Ud­dingston Gram­mar.

Par­ents say that cash should be split be­tween all the chil­dren in the coun­cil ward.

Jackie Rinn’s home was re­aligned from Cathkin High to Stonelaw High be­cause of the in­creased pres­sure new build homes were put­ting on the Cam­bus­lang school.

She said:“They are giv­ing £240,000 of our money to an area that doesn’t have any­thing to do with Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang.”

“What about the kids that were re-zoned to Stonelaw High School? They’re get­ting noth­ing.

“Com­mu­nity gain cash is sup­posed to stay in the area in which it is gen­er­ated so the money should have been split be­tween Ud­dingston and Stonelaw schools.”

In a let­ter to Coun­cil­lor Wal­ter Bro­gan, Michael McG­lynn, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of com­mu­nity and en­ter­prise re­sources, said:“It is noted that Ud­dingston Gram­mar is out­with the Cam­bus­lang East Ward, how­ever, from an ed­u­ca­tion and plan­ning per­spec­tive, the de­ter­min­ing is­sue is to mit­i­gate the im­pact of the development where it af­fects the school estate.”

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