Local schools to lose millions as budgets slashed
Local Liberal Democrats are fighting against school funding cuts in Waltham Forest. Recent figures from the National Union of Teachers show that schools in Waltham Forest will lose £20,185,760 in real terms by 2020. This amounts to a loss of £538 a year for each child, – the equivalent to cutting 541 teachers from our local schools.
The teaching unions have compiled a list of anticipated budget reductions by 2019, access School Budget Reductions.
Veteran former Lib Dem councillor Bob Sullivan said,
This is crazy. It is putting our children’s future at risk. As a result of the Government cuts schools are having to consider drastic budget reductions such as reducing the number of teachers and, would you believe it, even introducing a four-day week.
Bob and the local Lib Dems are calling on the Government to reverse these cuts to schools funding. The local Lib Dem Team are in contact with schools to better understand their funding problems and will be fighting hard for our local schools.
Please sign our petition here http://www.walthamforestlibdems.org/save_our_schools