Highland Council to issue more school information soon
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Schools in Badenoch and Strathspey are due to close from Friday for an indefinite period because of the coronavirus pandemic.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement earlier this afternoon and warned there was no guarantee that pupils would return to classrooms before the summer holidays.
Highland Council chief executive Donna Manson said: “Highland Council will need time to assess the impact of this announcement on our workforce, and our communities as well as on the provision of support for our young people.
“Further information will be forthcoming tomorrow, and please be assured that our central education team have been working extensively on providing learning materials for use at home.
“More detail will be given to parents and carers and pupils from the council later this week.
“As was intimated by the First Minister, details about free school meals will again be forthcoming in the days ahead.
“Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
“We are expecting further information from the Scottish Government on what will be happening for older pupils regarding exams and the council will provide further updates as they come."
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