Lib Dems push to stop cuts to school funding


Edinburgh Lib Dem councillors have pushed to block the cuts to local primary school funding made by the SNP/Labour administration.

Earlier this year, the SNP and Labour cut the money available for teachers to spend in classrooms.

Trinity, Wardie and Victoria Primary Schools are all affected by these cuts.

The Lib Dems voted against cutting budgets and presented a fully costed alternative budget that retained funding for schools.

We believe it is entirely wrong to cut devolved school budgets at this time. After the toughest of years, teachers need more money, not less, to help get pupils back on track. We are proud to have stood against these cuts and will continue to keep up the fight.

Lead campaigner Sanne Dijkstra-Downie said: "As a parent of school-age children, I believe it's entirely wrong to cut devolved school budgets at this time. After the toughest of years, teachers need more money, not less, to get pupils back on track."

"I am proud of my colleagues on the council who have stood against these cuts and who will keep up the fight."


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