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APPENDIX III to the minute of meeting of the Education Committee of 19 October 1999 (Article 1(d) refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SUB-COMMITTEE of the EDUCATION COMMITTEE held in the Committee Room, 7 The Cross, Forfar on Thursday 23 September 1999 at 4.00 pm.

Present: Councillor SHEENA WELSH and Mr GRAEME REOCH.

Apology: An apology for absence was intimated on behalf of Councillor BRIAN M C MILNE.

Councillor WELSH, Vice-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 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 5.

2. REQUESTS TO EDUCATE CHILDREN AT HOME

The Sub-Committee considered Reports by the Director of Education detailing two requests from parents to withdraw children from school and to educate them at home and dealt with them as follows:-

(a) Report No 914/99

Having noted the terms of the Report, the Sub-Committee approved the request submitted by the parents to educate their child at home, subject to the requirement that they continue to provide efficient education for him and that appropriate officers of the education authority be given the opportunity to monitor directly his progress.

(b) Report No 915/99

Having noted (i) Article 2(b) of the minute of meeting of this Sub-Committee of 19 August 1998, and (ii) the terms of the Report, the Sub-Committee approved the request submitted by the parents to educate their child at home, subject to the requirement that they continue to provide efficient education for him and that appropriate officers of the education authority be given the opportunity to monitor directly his progress.