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APPENDIX I to the minute of meeting of the Education Committee of 30 April 2002 (Article 1(b) refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the SPECIAL CASES SUB-COMMITTEE of the EDUCATION COMMITTEE held in Town and County Hall, Forfar on Tuesday 30 April 2002 at 3.30 pm.

Present: Councillors BRIAN MILNE, SHEENA WELSH and DAVID LUMGAIR.

Councillor MILNE, Convener, in the Chair.

1. MINUTE OF PREVIOUS MEETING

The minute of meeting of this Sub-Committee of 18 October 2001 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 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. EDUCATION AT HOME

Reports Nos 485/02 and 490/02

There were submitted Reports Nos 485/02, 490/02 by the Director of Education concerning requests from parents of children of school age to withdraw them from school and educate them at home.

Following discussion and having considered all the circumstances in each case, the Sub-Committee noted the terms of the Reports and agreed to approve the requests submitted by the parents to educate their children at home, subject to the requirement that they continue to provide efficient education for them and that appropriate officers of the education authority be given the opportunity to directly monitor their progress.

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