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APPENDIX III to the minute of meeting of the Education Committee of 9 March 1999 (Article 3(d) 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 9 March 1999 at 3.45 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 26 January 1998 was approved as a correct record and signed by the Convener.

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. TEACHERS (COMPENSATION FOR PREMATURE RETIREMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 1980

There was submitted Report No 272/99 by the Director of Education on a request from a teacher to be allowed to retire early for the reasons referred to in the Report.

Following discussion, the Sub-Committee noted the terms of the Report and agreed that the member of staff be granted premature retirement (without enhancement) on the grounds of the efficient exercise of the authority's functions.

Councillor Mrs Ritchie requested that her dissent be recorded in terms of Standing Order 15 (9) (ii).