There is always something new under the sun when it comes to school closures - ahem, rationalisations. Midlothian officials who ventured out to take the temperature on the integration of two special schools within a secondary campus in Dalkeith know this all too well.
A ote of the public meeting presented to the council's education committee on Tuesday revealed concern that integration would expose special needs kids to drugs. "We need a secure area," one questioner said. "Are we talking about Alcatraz or a janitor walking about?"