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Lumsden Primary parents' concern over single-class ruling

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Parents at a school which saw pupil numbers drop after allegations of misconduct against its former headmistress want a meeting with council officials over a decision to run it as a single-class school.

Elizabeth Manley was struck off after facing 30 misconduct charges between 2013 and 2015 at Lumsden Primary.

The roll has dropped to 17 pupils, below the requirement for two classes.

The parent council believes the school should continue with two classes.

Aberdeenshire Council previously said it had staffing formulas which were applied equally.

Mrs Manley was struck from the register by her own consent by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) last month.

Aberdeenshire Council said it took appropriate action when the allegations came to light and Mrs Manley was no longer employed by the council.

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