A Perthshire Councillor has expressed his delight that Dundee City Council look set to accept an arrangement that will allow Invergowrie pupils to continue their education at Harris Academy.
Angus Forbes, the Conservative Councillor for Carse of Gowrie, was commenting following the recommendation that Dundee City Council’s Children and Families Committee will accept the offer of £4.2 million from Perth and Kinross Council to fund part of the Harris Academy Expansion at their meeting next week.
Commenting, he said: “I am delighted to see that the recommendation is for the committee to accept the arrangement with Perth and Kinross Council. This will allow children from Invergowrie to continue their education at Harris Academy.
“Over the past two years we have worked very hard to find a solution to this problem and I am really pleased that this would appear to be it.
“During that period, I have worked with the parents to keep this matter in the eyes of the decision makers by running public meetings, talking to Dundee Council committee, meeting Councillor Stewart Hunter (Dundee Education Convener), and doing a mass leaflet drop across the area.”
Councillor Forbes continued: “I am very grateful to the parents who helped to make this happen. This is their victory and it shows that when a community really get behind an issue there is always a solution.
“Four million pounds is a substantial sum of money and at a time when council budgets are stretched to breaking point, I am delighted that my colleagues on Perth and Kinross Council agreed to commit this money to the children in my ward.”