(UK) Pembrokeshire: Council proposes $25M for "complex needs" school

Oct 8, 2021, Western Telegraph: £38.5m Pembrokeshire schools improvements to be considered next week

SW of Wales PROPOSALS to spend £38.5m [$52M] on improvements to the teaching and learning environments at Portfield School in Haverfordwest and Pembrokeshire Learning Centre will be considered next week. The proposals will be heard at a full meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council on Thursday, October 14. A report to members by the director of education and the director of resources will recommend investment of £20.3m at Portfield School, which provides education for pupils with statements of special educational needs aged between three and 19. It will also recommend investment of £18.2m [$25M] at the Neyland site of the Pembrokeshire Learning Centre, which provides education for pupils aged between 11 and 16 with complex needs… It also recommends committing to earmark an element of increased Council Tax from 2022-23 to 2026-27 (inclusive) to fund MIM projects within the 21st Century Schools Programme. If councillors were minded to go down that route, it would need to be approved each year as council tax increases are an annual function of full council….