South Lanarkshire school closure plan 'dropped'

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The move follows an budget error by council officials

A controversial plan to close or merge 27 schools in South Lanarkshire is expected to be scrapped.

The council has decided to stage a special executive meeting on 20 October to review the plans which it initially said could save £40m.

The move comes after it emerged that officials had overestimated by about £40m the amount of savings needed to balance the council's budget.

The initial figure of £120m has since been revised down to about £80m.

News of the special executive meeting is being delivered to parents via pupils on Friday.

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