Over 250 people responded to a Moray Council survey on the future of schools in the region in the first 24 hours of it being made available online.
The council revealed the initial findings of their sustainable education review earlier this week, suggesting several proposals for school closures, mergers and the creation of campus-style ‘super schools’ for the first time.
Members of the public were invited to put their views via an online survey on the Moray Council website as well as by sending them on to a dedicated email address – email@example.com.
Councillor Anne Skene, chair of the cross-party steering group that introduced the consultancy review, said that she had already read many of the submissions, saying that people had clearly put a lot of time and thought into the process.
She said: “These will all be looked at in detail by our advisers and the review team before anything is progressed.”
The review team has insisted that the proposals were all based on benefit rather than cost. Councillor Skene said: “We have an opportunity here to improve our core education performance and that was clearly the number one priority from all the workshops with teaching professionals, parents, pupils and community representatives.”
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