Committee refusal to close Ynys Môn schools welcomed

Cymdeithas yr Iaith has welcomed an Ynys Môn Council decision to not close three rural schools in the county.  

Although the two schools Bodffordd and Henblas (Llangristiolus) are numbers 1 and 9 on the Minister's list of rural schools to be protected under new draft guidelines, Cymdeithas claim that the county officers are rushing to push through closure before the new code comes into force in the Autumn. 

Today, the council's scrutiny commitee decided to halt any changes until the new Code comes into force.  The Council's executive will make a final decision on the schools' fate next Monday (30th April).   

Ffred Ffransis from Cymdeithas yr Iaith welcomed the decision:     

"We're very grateful to the committee for their decision. We urge the council's executive, to not only confirm their decision, but also to use this extra time to hold a genuinely open discussion with the community about the way forward. This is a chance to ensure that Welsh-medium schools continue to be at the heart of community life in all these villages and to respect the wishes of local parents who are so committed to their children's education."