Schools across Edinburgh are to receive extra funding of £4.1 million due to the financial prudence of the  City Council, say the LibDem group.

The group explains that:-“Every primary and secondary school in the city, apart from public private partnership schools, will receive a total of £4.1 million. The money will be used for small scale repairs such as decoration and re-carpeting, which will make all the difference to the morale of the school. This is on top of a record investment of £32 million over 4 years for major upgrade works.”

Liberal Democrat Leader of Edinburgh Council Jenny Dawe stated:- “We are in the very unusual position to build on the fact that we built up reserves to more than £13m, from only £373,000 when we took office. Through being financially sensible Liberal Democrat-led Edinburgh Council can build a better Edinburgh.” Councillor Dawe added:- “We are in the position where we can invest more money in many of the services that we as an administration give priority to and that, over our budget consultation process, residents have told us is a priority for them.”

The group also claim that results of a recent survey showed that 95% of parents/carers agreed that “my child enjoys learning at school”.