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Argyll parents call for suspension of school closures

The Argyll Rural Schools Network (ARSN) welcome the encouraging signs of change in the Council’s hard-line stance on school closures in their stated intention to consult with stakeholders as part of the consideration of alternatives to closure. The Council’s proposals around mechanisms for pre-consultation may also be a step forward, providing that a sufficient lead […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Council misled by schools closure dodgy dossier.

Argyll & Bute councillors were deceived prior to their vote on their schools closure plans. One of the documents provided to them by officials had been “sexed up” to bolster the weak case for school closures. The paper quoted two studies to back the closures, but their authors have denied that their work came to […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Fatal flaw in school closure plan

Released tonight, ARSN’s latest Press Release:
“Argyll & Bute Council’s plans to close 25 schools to save money contain a £9 million fatal flaw. The Scottish Government’s budget for 2010-11 offered council’s a reduced cut of 2.6% if they agreed to protect teacher’s jobs and pupil-teacher ratios in Primary 1, 2, and 3 classes.
“Argyll & Bute’s […]

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The weather outside is frightful. The snowmen are delightful!

Short of campaigners? Make some more to join the cause.
These new members joined us by the A83 holding our placards for passing motorists. We started getting reactions (tooted horns) before we’d even finished.
Excellent morale booster and got lots more people actively involved – with a huge snowball fight to finish.

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ARSN Members can now submit News and Events

Simply click on the News button and options to submit news or events appear. Click on the appropriate one, and fill in the form. The submission will be moderated, and then published.

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Badges for Print and Web on

The pink diamonds are now available for download here.

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ARSN website launches

After a hectic day protesting the schools consultation, the ARSN website launches.

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