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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale

PARENTS and carers are being asked their views on budget cuts within the region's education services.

A survey has been set up to find out opinions on proposed cuts to a variety of areas, including swimming, music tuition, outdoor education and IT.
Also on the hit list are staff training, waste management, early years services and parent council funds.
And closure of small schools is also being considered.
Officials say the review aims to rearrange education services for children aged 2-18 across Dumfries and Galloway to ensure there is fair access, they are within budget and sustainable for the future.
Councillor Jeff Leaver, chairman of the education committee, said, “It’s important that those with an interest in education in Dumfries and Galloway take part in this consultation to provide councillors with as much information as possible on which to base decisions.”
The public consultation opens on October 1 and runs until November 10. and surveys can be filled in online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y9RXW92.

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