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APPENDIX III to the minute of meeting of the Education Committee of 14 October 1997 (Article 3(b) refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the ATTENDANCE SUB-COMMITTEE of the EDUCATION COMMITTEE held in Bruce House, Arbroath on Wednesday 24 September 1997at 2.00 pm.

Present: Councillors BRIAN MILNE and GLENNIS MIDDLETON, and Mrs EILEEN CAMERON and Mrs S GIBSON.

Apology: An apology for absence was received from Councillor GEORGE NORRIE.

Councillor MILNE, Convener, in the Chair

1. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Sub-Committee resolved in terms of Standing Order No 27(2) that the public and press be excluded during consideration of the following matter so as to avoid the possible disclosure of information which was exempt in terms of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, Paragraph 5.

2. EDUCATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 1980

The Sub-Committee considered the undernoted case of a child who had failed to attend school regularly. Appropriate notice had been served on the child’s parents requiring them to appear before, or give written information to, this meeting:-

Case 4/97

Having heard the school representative on the pupil’s non-attendance and having sought answers to a number of questions from the mother, the Sub-Committee agreed:-

(i) to make an Attendance Order in terms of Section 36(2) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 requiring the parents to cause their child to attend the school he had been attending; and

(ii) to refer the child to the Reporter to the Children’s Panel.