Parents urged to have their say over school plans

Parents' fears will be discussed at meetings today
Parents’ fears will be discussed at meetings today

PARENTS ARE BEING urged to ensure their opinion over plans to create a new school in Elgin are taken into account when two consultation meetings are held today.

Plans to effectively split East End Primary school into two as a temporary measure towards the creation of a new school, likely to be built near Lindwood Road by 2018, will be discussed in Elgin Town Hall.

The East End Primary School Parent Council have been highlighting their concerns in recent weeks – now the opportunity has arrived for the public to make their feelings known, with the chair of the Council’s children and young people’s services committee urging them to do so.

Councillor Anne Skene said: “This is a long-term project and now is the time to become involved – the more we hear from parents the more we might be able to get it right.”

Council officials behind the proposals will be on hand at the Elgin Town Hall from 2pm until 3.30pm and again from 6.30pm until 8pm today.

A spokeswoman for the East End School Parent Council said last night: “We are aware of the difficulties many parents face in attending these meetings due to their timing – but we hope that as many as possible do attend even if they can only stay a short time.”

The Parent Council have highlighted several flaws they see in the Council’s planning for a new school, believing that if adopted they would be damaging to the work being done to improve and maintain the existing East End Primary.

As well as the meetings taking place today in the Supper Room at the Town Hall, people can view the consultation document online at the Moray Council website or read copies at the Elgin Library or in New Elgin and East End primary schools.