The all too predictable revelation coming after local elections that Robslee primary school buildings and land are to be taken over by Our Lady of the Mission primary school after Robslee pupils have been evicted is a cause of significant concern.
Gone it would seem are the days of transparency in local government; why was the future intended use of the school not clearly articulated by the council before the closure?
In answer, one might suggest that the council was very well aware that its treatment of Robslee families and children was shameful.
Conduct such as this on the part of the council serves only to reduce further public faith in the political process and create negative feelings of unnecessary animosity at a time when most hard working families need all the help they can get just to make ends meet.
Perhaps local families should take control of the situation and now proactively offer up Woodfarm High School, which is widely rumoured to be the next school to follow Robslee’s destiny.
That would at least afford an opportunity for Giffnock and Thornliebank families to engage early with Williamwood and Eastwood High Schools and thus regain at least the feeling of having a say in their children’s education, rather than waiting for more of the same in the future.
Allan R M Steele