Petition Against Cutting Teachers and Unfair School Budget Savings
Our schools are doing all they can to be as successful and effective as possible. But axing 210 teachers in two years, creating the worst pupil teacher ratios is Scotland whilst giving education bosses 22% pay hikes is the wrong direction for the future. Each head teacher is having to make local school savings worth in total over £2.5 million this year hitting classroom supplies, teacher staffing and support staffing amongst others. I believe there should now be a rethink. Renfrewshire schools should not be expected to carry an unreasonable burden.
1) I oppose the axing of 210 teachers in Renfrewshire in the last two years and the creation of the worst pupil teacher ratios in Scotland at a time when key education "bosses" (Heads of Services) have been awarded 22% pay rises in the last 2 years.
2) I oppose forcing head teachers in Renfrewshire to make budget cuts totalling in excess of £2.5m in 2009/10.
3) I believe thses budget savings are unfair when over £2 million has been put into "balances" this year of over £3m of council tax was uncollected last year. Renfrewshire Council should rethink their plans in relation to devolved school budget cuts.
Tell us how savings are being made in your school - All representations made will go to local decisions makers - YOUR OPINION DOES MATTER!