More hols, please;Jotter;News and opinion

3rd December 1999 at 00:00
The great divide in Scottish education at the end of the century rages on. Should teachers have an extra day off in line with other council staff to commemorate the millennium? Aberdeen last week agreed and stipulated the end of the summer term - June 30, a convenient Friday.

This was contrary to directorate advice since teachers are already tied to 195 working days and 55 days' holiday. Sharp-eyed directors noted 2000 is a leap year and that teachers will already get an extra day off.

They will now have two days extra. No mean city after all.

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