More work and responsibility would be forced onto schools if local education authorities were obliged to delegate 9...
More work and responsibility would be forced onto schools if local education authorities were obliged to delegate 95% of their school budgets under proposals in the government's recent white paper, says advisory body Local Schools Information.
This is one of the points LSI makes in a leaflet it published today, Your School's Future, which will be circulated to parents, governors and school staff in England and Wales.
It says the government concedes that such a high level of budget delegation may result in small LEAs being unable to offer the full range of high-quality, cost-effective services.
It accuses the government of painting an inaccurate picture of the grant maintained programme, which it is committed to expanding, by failing to mention the 85% decline in ballots in the past three years or the rise in proportion of ballots going against opting out.