I included the following obligations within
Home to school transport
Grants clothing, free school meals, etc.
Rights of appeal against exclusion
Alternatives to current provision:
- Delegate responsibility to schools or cluster of schools
- Ask another authority to provide this service.
- Contract it out to a private company
- Establish a Scottish central facility which would fulfil these obligations
Placing requests, school boards (or their replacement) and appeals against exclusion might need more local knowledge and if not devolved to schools or clusters could be managed within a private company which is involved in the
As stated in previous posts I won't engage in any value judgements or evaluation of any of these alternatives until I've explored all four of the categories.