Schools up for re­view

Strathearn Herald - - MEMORY LANE - Staff Re­porter

The fu­ture of two Strath schools is to be dis­cussed at a drop-in event for par­ents be­ing held in Septem­ber.

Braco Pri­mary School is among the first tranche of schools which have come up for re­view over its fu­ture suit­abil­ity by Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil.

The school build­ing falls short of stan­dards set at other prop­er­ties, and par­ents are be­ing asked to con­sider this at a meet­ing on Septem­ber 12.

A to­tal of six op­tions is to be put for­ward for the catch­ment which in­cludes the vil­lages of Braco and Green­loan­ing.

Other op­tions in­clude re-open­ing nearby Green­loan­ing pri­mary which was moth­balled in 2016 be­cause of a fall­ing school roll.

They also in­clude hav­ing both schools open en­hanc­ing suit­abil­ity, split­ting pupils be­tween the two build­ings, shak­ing up the Green­loan­ing catch­ment which could en­hance num­bers, or clos­ing the Braco build­ing and up­grad­ing Green­loan­ing.

Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil is fo­cus­ing on 10 schools in the first round.

The schools were as­sessed to have is­sues with continued or fu­ture suit­abil­ity through their school num­bers and con­di­tion of the build­ing.

Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil says the re­view will help it bet­ter man­age its school build­ings and also help to de­liver its aims for pro­vid­ing suit­able schools for ed­u­ca­tion.

The Braco com­mu­nity drop-in takes place at the vil­lage hall from 3-8pm.

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