Listen to local people in academies decision, urges Cllr. Dave Taylor

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Cllr. Dave Taylor has called for the Governors of Millthorpe, Scarcroft and Knavesmire, the three York schools seeking to form a multi-academy trust, to seek the views of local people before pressing ahead with their plans.

Taylor said:

“It would seem highly undemocratic for the Governors of Millthorpe, together with those of Scarcroft and Knavesmire Primaries, to be able to convert the schools into a multi-academy trust if this is against the wishes of the parents of pupils at the schools and other concerned citizens in the area. This would be a major change and the Governors need to act democratically, presenting their case to the public and holding a formal ballot of the public’s views, and agreeing to abide by the results of that ballot. It is not acceptable to hold a consultation on this issue which doesn’t give citizens a right to vote.”

Those who wish to can submit their own views as part of the consultation here.

Join the Facebook group ‘South Bank Academies Proposal – We Ask For A Democratic Ballot To Decide’ here.

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