A report in relation to Liberton High School was tabled at Thursday’s meeting of the Full Council.
Item 8.7 on the agenda sought approval from Councillors to:
“1.1 Approve the demolition of the existing gym hall at Liberton High School and the provision of a temporary dance studio at a cost of approximately £150,000 to be met from monies set aside to address the resultant issues from the tragedy”
“1.2 Approve that the PE facilities which would be removed as a consequence of the demolition of the existing gym hall will be replaced with the details of the costs and sources of funding to be reported to Council on 21 August 2014. That the report will also consider the provision of an appropriate memorial in the school.”
At the Council Meeting I sought – and was given – assurances from the Convenor of Children and Families, that the indicative cost of £2.5million for the new gym facilities will be provided for the school over and above any and all monies already allocated to the school for improvements. I thought it was important to have this fact confirmed on record.
A link to the full report on Liberton High School, as agreed at Full Council, can be viewed here:
You can watch a webcast of the meeting, including my question on this important topic, here: