Parent’s cash point
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.”