Local MP Jo Swinson has written to East Dunbartonshire Council expressing her deep concern about their handling of school closures as a result of the severe winter storm battering the west of Scotland.
Parents and students were left scrambling for information in the wake of the Council’s decision to hold an 8:30 am emergency meeting on whether to keep schools open. To make matters worse the increase in traffic to the Council’s website caused it to crash.
“This is simply unacceptable. The media announced school closures for all other councils but no information for East Dunbartonshire until after 8 am, far too late for parents and students to make alternate arrangements. It is essential that parents and students are informed of school closures in a timely and efficient manner. I urge the council to investigate what went wrong and learn lessons from their mistakes in order that this situation is never repeated.”