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Meeting over proposed cuts to pupil referral units

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Published by The Stray FM News Team at 12:07pm 7th November 2018.

A meeting is taking place in Harrogate this lunchtime over funding cuts to pupil referral centres in North Yorkshire.

Education bosses are defending plans which have been described as "devastating".

The units teach young people who have been excluded from mainstream schools.

We told you earlier this week about a former Harrogate student's petition against the plans to cut funding at The Grove school - which would lead to job losses.

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This afternoon a meeting is taking place at the Cedar Court hotel  with parents, teachers and former pupils from The Grove school protesting outside.

 

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North Yorkshire County Council says it's acting on feedback from headteachers.

Assistant Director for Inclusion, Jane le Sage, told Stray FM nothing's been decided yet:

"We are seeking the views of education providers, parents and carers and children and young people.

"I think it's really important to say that this is a consultation, no decisions have been made as a result of our proposals at this stage and won't be presented to elected members until January."

 

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