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APPENDIX II to the minute of meeting of the Education Committee of 20 April 1999 (Article 4(b) refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the TEACHERS' GRIEVANCE AND PREMATURE RETIREMENT SUB-COMMITTEE of the EDUCATION COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Tuesday 20 April 1999 at 3.40 pm.

Present: Councillors BRIAN M C MILNE, Mrs KATHLEEN RITCHIE and GEORGE NORRIE.

Councillor MILNE, Convener, in the Chair.

1. MINUTE OF PREVIOUS MEETING

The minute of meeting of this Sub-Committee of 9 March 1999 was submitted and approved as a correct record.

2. 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 item so as to avoid the disclosure of information which was exempt in terms of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, Paragraph 1.

3. EXTENSION OF ILLNESS ALLOWANCE

There was submitted Report No 467/99 by the Director of Education on an application from a teacher for an extension to an illness allowance for the reasons referred to in the Report.

Following discussion, the Sub-Committee noted the terms of the Report and agreed:-

(i) that her illness allowance be not extended at half salary rate on the grounds that the authority had been unable to secure medical evidence confirming her likely return to work in the short term;

(ii) that the Director of Education inform the applicant that she had been placed on the reserve list; and

(iii) that the Director of Education inform her that, should she wish, the authority would be pleased to offer her a teaching post, initially on a part-time basis, whenever she was certified medically fit to resume teaching duties.