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APPENDIX II to the minute of meeting of the Education Committee of 24 August 1999 (Article 1(c) refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SUB-COMMITTEE of the EDUCATION COMMITTEE held in the Conference Room, St James House, St James Road, Forfar on Monday 21 June 1999 at 10.00 am.

Present: Councillors BRIAN M C MILNE and SHEENA WELSH, and Mr EDWARD SIMPSON

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 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 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 462/99

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

(b) Report No 678/99

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 the child at home, subject to the requirement that they continue to provide efficient education at home and that appropriate officers of the education authority be given the opportunity to monitor directly his progress.