Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Kirsty Williams - funding cuts will hit 'most vulnerable'

Welsh Liberal Democrats party leader Kirsty Williams has claimed £10.5m in education cuts will affect the "most vulnerable" students in Wales.

Kirsty Williams said: "Colleges and schools have already spent this money but are now being told that they will not receive the cash they expected from the government. The Welsh government has not made clear how colleges should deal with this unexpected funding cut. If the college has four learning support assistants, how do they decide which to let go? If a student's support is no longer being funded, should they leave their course?"

Councillor Michael Jones, Powys Council said "There is no doubt that the size of the reduction proposed will put the individual schools and central special needs service under huge pressure"

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