Falkirk Council Agenda - 23 April 2024, 15:00 Help

A meeting to be held at Remotely at 15:00 on 23 April 2024.

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A special meeting of Falkirk Council is to be held on Tuesday 23 April 2024 at 3.00 p.m., the meeting having been called by the following members:-

Councillors Murtagh, Hannah, Paterson, Kelly, Ritchie, McCabe, Spears and Brown.

In accordance with section 43 of the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 the Provost has directed that this meeting will be conducted in such a manner as to allow remote attendance by elected members.

The meeting will be livestreamed via the Council website at:-

2Declarations of Interest

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in any item of business at the meeting, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of the interest.

A special meeting of Council is requisitioned to consider the following motion.

In the event that the motion engages standing order 35 (the six month rule), the agreement of two thirds of members is sought to allow the motion to be considered.

Council agrees that the proposals relating to changes to the school week, summarised in appendix 8 of the revenue budget papers 28.02.24, should be outlined in full in a paper to be brought to the next meeting of ECYP Executive, and that no public consultation should proceed until the outcome of that meeting is known.

Council recognises the significance of this proposal to families across Falkirk and acknowledges the concerns related by many parent councils in their communication with councillors.

Council therefore commits to a full and transparent development of this proposal in bringing this matter before councillors for discussion prior to a full and thorough public consultation.

Council confirms that no decisions will be made on any proposal to change the composition of the school week until the results of the consultation have been fully analysed and reported back to councillors for further discussion.