Principalís low marks for budget cut plans

Thursday, 18 May 2017

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A COLERAINE primary school Principal has warned that proposed cuts to schools' budgets could have a "devastating" effect on Northern Ireland's education system.
Sharon Lamont, who is in charge at Millburn, said she was "appalled" by a plan to cut funding if the Stormont parties do not reach an agreement on forming a new power-sharing executive.
Secretary of State James Brokenshire has published indicative figures for a budget he would impose if the parties do not reach a deal. The proposed 2.5 per cent would represent a loss of £50m from the education budget.
Mrs Lamont told The Chronicle: "I am finding it extremely difficult to come to terms with the recent announcement. It is very obvious that the impact on our children in Millburn will have a significant and somewhat immediate impact.
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