In terms of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010, West Dunbartonshire Council is now formally embarking upon a consultation with regard to the proposal to alter arrangements for the provision of transport by West Dunbartonshire Council for pupils attending mainstream schools. The following schools are affected by this Proposal Document:
We would welcome views from parents/carers, interested parties, and members of the community on the proposal.
The consultation will run from Thursday 9 March 2023 – until midnight on Tuesday 9 May 2023 (a total of 31 days when the schools are open for pupils)
The Proposal Document can be accessed here: School Transport Consultation
and copies will also be available from the reception point at the follow buildings:
There are a number of ways you can get involved and participate in the consultation:
We would like to invite interested parties to attend one of the public consultation meetings. The meetings provide an opportunity for interested parties to hear more about the proposal, ask questions about the proposal and have their views recorded so that they could be taken into account as part of the consultation process. Representatives from Educational Services will be in attendance to present the proposal and answer questions. Public meetings will be held as follows:
Our Lady & St. Patrick’s High School, Howatshaws Road, Bellsmyre, Dumbarton, G82 3DR
St. Peter the Apostle High School, Kirkoswald Drive, Clydebank, G81 2DB
Vale of Leven Academy, Main Street, Alexandria, G83 0BH
After the consultation process has been completed, we will undertake the following action:
When we have collated the information from the consultation exercise, we provide Education Scotland with information on the proposal and the responses to the survey. The information will be passed to them on 15 May 2023 and they have 3 weeks to consider this and provide us with their response report.
The Consultation Report will be published on our website on 12 June 2023 – 4 July 2023. This will allow time for interested parties to review the report prior to a final decision being made by the Committee.
The outcome of the statutory consultation will be reported to Committee at its meeting on 5 July 2023.