Borders cash go-ahead

21st September 2001 at 01:00
Plans by cash-strapped Scottish Borders to transfer cash within the Excellence Fund have been approved by Jack McConnell, Education Minister. The authority will switch pound;358,000 from early intervention, supporting parents, classroom assistants and support for teachers to new technology and inclusion. Mr McConnell had sought assurances that national objectives would not be damaged. A further pound;31,000 will be transferred from the alternatives to exclusion programme into special educational needs.

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