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Cllr MacLaren reported to watchdog again

posted 24 Aug 2010, 12:52 by David Rintoul   [ updated 24 Aug 2010, 13:04 ]

Education leader Marilyne MacLaren has been reported to the Standards Commission for the third time in two years.

Parent campaign group Kids Not Suits is accusing the education boss of "misleading" councillors by not giving them accurate information before voting on a motion to move qualified back-room staff into classrooms.

The campaign group has criticised the city council for failing to tackle the education department's massive administrative costs at a time when school budgets are being cut and class sizes in many schools are rising.

But when it came to a vote on the issue at last week's full council meeting, the Lib Dem/SNP coalition voted against moving managers into schools, despite the Tories, Labour and the Greens all voting in favour of the move.