Powys council's ruling board has vowed to invest in its struggling secondary schools despite a "poor" 1 per cent budget increase from the Assembly government. The authority's secondary schools are facing a #163;2.7 million deficit, but the board is planning to provide a package of support for the sector until a modernisation programme can be implemented. The proposed budget plans for the next four financial years will be discussed by the full council on January 28.
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