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Dunstable middle schools closure plan meeting

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Parents, carers, teachers and other interested parties are invited to attend a meeting on the proposed closure of three Dunstable middle schools.

They can listen to and take part in the discussion over the future of Ashton, Brewers Hill and Streetfield schools.

The meeting of Central Bedfordshire Council’s children’s overview and scrutiny committee takes place at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable, on May 7, starting at 7pm.

The committee will consider a report on the closure plans, which will eventually go to the council’s executive, along with recommendations from the committee, on May 27.

The council says the detailed report covers the outcomes of the three consultations and previous public meetings as well as other relevant factors relating to the future of the schools.

It is available to view at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/modgov/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=650&Year=0.

As with all council meetings, everyone is welcome to attend.

Those who would like to speak at the meeting will need to register to do so before it starts.

Contact the scrutiny team on 0300 300 4634 or email scrutiny@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk for more information.

Councillor Mark Versallion, executive member for children’s services, said: “This is a very important and difficult decision that we are faced with as something has to change now for these three schools.

“I really do encourage everyone, particularly parents and teachers, to come along to this meeting.

“Everything we are told will get taken into consideration before any decisions are made.”

For more information about education in Central Bedfordshire and to see a video explaining what is happening locally go to www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/learning/schools/going-to-school.aspx

 

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