Following the Council decision in November 2018 to proceed with the above proposal, that decision was referred to the Scottish Ministers for their consideration. This is part of the consultation process laid out in the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.
The Scottish Government has confirmed that East Dunbartonshire Council has fulfilled its obligations under the 2010 Act, and has not called in the decision. Council Officers will therefore start working towards the development of a new additional support needs school. Over the coming months the Council will be working with parents, pupils, staff and the local community to ensure the school is designed to meet the needs of the school and local communities.
A copy of the Ministerial decision letter can be viewed below.
Following a statutory consultation on the proposal to close Campsie View and Merkland Schools, and establish a new build additional support needs school in Kirkintilloch, a report has now been compiled, including information from Education Scotland and consultation responses.
Reference copies are available to view at Community Hubs, Campsie View School, Merkland School and the Council Offices at 12 Strathkelvin Place, Kirkintilloch, G66 1TJ.
Under the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010, the report must be published for at least three weeks before the Council can decide whether or not to implement the proposal. This is known as the ‘extended consideration period’. It is intended to allow interested parties to read the report and make views known to their Councillors.
Officers will submit a report to Council for consideration on Thursday 15 November 2018.
For information on how to contact your local Councillors, visit the elected members' page.
If you require any further information about the consultation process, please contact the Primary School Improvement Programme team by e-mail (link sends e-mail) or call 0300 123 4510.
The page links below hold all information relating to the development of proposals for the new provision.