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Proposal to Mothball Dechmont Infant School and Dechmont Infant School Nursery Class for the duration of school year 2024/25

The consultation is now open. A decision will be made by West Lothian Council Education Executive on 25 June 2024.

Proposal

West Lothian Council's Education Executive at its meeting on 12 March 2024 authorised West Lothian Council's Education Services to commence non-statutory consultation on the proposals to mothball Dechmont Infant School and Dechmont Infant School Nursery Class for the duration of school year 2024/25.


Non-Statutory Consultation

In terms of the Schools (Consultation)(Scotland) Act 2010 (the Act), the proposal does not require a Statutory Public Consultation.

The Council has decided, however, to undertake a consultation based on the requirements of the Act.


Consultation Paper

The consultation document outlining the proposal is available here:  Proposal to Mothball Dechmont Infant School and Dechmont Infant School Nursery Class [181KB]


Consultation Period

The consultation period is from Monday 18 March 2024 until Friday 17 May 2024.  This timescale adheres to the statutory consultation period for such circumstances which is a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks and include at least 30 school days.  A public meeting to discuss the consultation document will be held at:

  • Dechmont Infant School  |  Monday 25 March 2024  |  Time: 6pm 

Decision

A decision will be made by West Lothian Council Education Executive on 25 June 2024.