PARENTS of pupils at crisis school Crossroads Primary met last week to decide their best plan of action in advance of the public meeting to debate the tiny school’s very existence.
Councillors have already indicated they’re likely to favour the cheapest of five options – relocating the 50-plus youngsters in the new Galston Primary School and demolishing the existing dilapidated Crossroads school building.
But a consultation exercise is currently under way and isn’t due to finish until March 12.
Before then a special public meeting takes place in Galston Primary on Thursday, February 18, when parents will be told in detail of the various options considered by East Ayrshire Council last month and they will then be able to question those who have the power to decide where their children will be taught in the future.
But after last week’s parents’ forum gathering in Galston church hall to gauge the best way forward, the mums and dads involved remained tight-lipped.
“We’ve nothing further to say at this time,” said one.
“We are waiting for next week’s public meeting.”
Crossroads Primary School was saved from the axe in 2008 – before the dire state of the building was known – after a successful parents’ campaign convinced councillors to do a last-minute u-turn.
But in August, 2009 East Ayrshire Council confirmed that fresh fears over the safety of the school building meant the supposedly temporary transfer of pupils to Bellfield Primary would continue meantime.
And since then the detailed costs over the various options have been discussed at length, with EAC’s budget crisis making the parents’ taskof having thingsturned around tougher than ever.