Council apologises over school closure confusion

East Dunbartonshire Council has formally apologised to parents, carers and others in a letter to local MP Jo Swinson. Jo was one of a number of residents who expressed her deep concern about the Council’s handling of school closures as a result of a severe winter storm in early December.

The Council has acknowledged parents and pupils were left scrambling for information in the wake of their decision to hold an 8:30 am emergency meeting on whether to keep schools open and the subsequent failure of their website.

Commenting, Jo said:

“I welcome the letter from the Council explaining exactly how the system broke down and their assurances that they have reviewed their procedures to avoid a similar situation arising in future.”

“Given that wintry weather is still with us let’s hope that they indeed have their act together when it comes to informing parents, carers and others about school closures in the future.”

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