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APPENDIX I to the minute of meeting of the Education Committee of 5 March 2002 (Article 1(b) refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the STAFFING SUB-COMMITTEE of the EDUCATION COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Thursday 22 January 2002 at 5.20 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 20 December 2001 was submitted and 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 items, 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. PLACEMENT OF TEACHER ON RESERVE LIST

There was submitted Report No 112/02 by the Director of Education recommending, for the reasons referred to in the Report, that a teacher be placed on the reserve list in accordance with paragraph 13.2.9 of the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff.

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

  1. to note the medical report appended to the Report;
  2. to note that the Director of Education had advised the teacher that he should apply directly to the Scottish Public Pensions Agency should he wish to seek early retirement on the grounds of incapacity; and
  3. to note and endorse the decision of the Director of Education to place the teacher on the "reserve list".

4. EXTENSION OF SICKNESS ALLOWANCE

(a) Report No 113/02

There was submitted Report No 113/02 by the Director of Education on an application from a teacher for an extension to sickness allowance for the reasons referred to in the Report.

Following discussion, the Sub-Committee noted the terms of the Report and agreed to approve the extension of payment of half salary up to 10 February 2002.

(b) Report No 114/02

There was submitted Report No 114/02 by the Director of Education on an application from a teacher for an extension to sickness allowance for the reasons referred to in the Report.

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

  1. not to extend the sickness allowance from 15 January 2002;
  2. to instruct the Director of Education to advise the teacher that he had been placed on the reserve list; and
  3. to authorise the Director of Education to confirm to the teacher that the authority would be pleased to offer him a full-time teaching post, initially on a part-time basis, should that be his wish, whenever he was certified medically fit to resume teaching duties.
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