Concerns over school rebuild delay

FURTHER delays to decisions about funding to refurbish dilapidated schools are threatening prospects for children’s education, according to a Labour councillor.

Calderdale Council has bid for £24m of funding from the Government’s Priority School Building Programme to replace Todmorden High School and Calder High School.

But a final decision could be up to six months away.

Calderdale councillor Megan Swift, Labour’s education spokesperson, is concerned about the ongoing delay.

“We want to make sure that all our schools are able to offer a high quality education in decent surroundings,” she said.