The annual TESS survey of council education budgets finds some growth in spending - but not a lot.
The full EIS report can be downloaded on the right-hand side
"Not an expansionist budget - but a prudent one" was how East Renfrewshire council leader Jim Fletcher summed up his authority's sums for the 2010-11 financial year - and that about sums it up for Scotland as a whole.
If it were not for the extra cash which councils have been freed to throw at reducing class sizes for P1-3 pupils, more teaching jobs would have disappeared:
- Edinburgh cut 10 fewer teaching posts after the closure of four primaries, but will hire 29 new teachers to reduce class sizes;
- Aberdeen is to spend pound;2.6 million less on teachers but add pound;246,000 to reduce class sizes
- South Lanarkshire will lose 36 teaching posts, which is offset by 20 more teachers to reduce class sizes;
- Clackmannanshire reports a "minor reduction" in secondary posts, but additional primary jobs to meet the P1-3 target;
- Renfrewshire is to create an additional 25 primary posts, Stirling six, West Dunbartonshire five and Scottish Borders 12.