Schools fail to win funds at FAC

MEMBERS at Formartine Area Committee have drawn a line in the sand concerning educational applications for top-up funding from the council.

Members rejected a number of educational schemes on Tuesday, including adaptations for autistic children at Daviot Primary, and a new projector for Tipperty Primary.

Councillors argued that the projects in question were responsibilities of the education department, and that funding from the to-up budget was not intended for local authority educational purposes.

“I’m concerned about these applications,” said FAC Chairman John Loveday. “This sort of stuff should really be coming from the educational budget rather than in the form of applications to the top-up budget. We don’t want to be seen setting a precedent for applications from schools.”