Rethink wanted on schools cash
EDUCATION officials are confident the Government will rethink new funding measures which could lead to 140 Staffordshire schools losing money.
County councillors have already met education minister David Laws to raise concerns on behalf of campaigners.
They fear pupils at small rural primary schools will miss out as the Government switches to lump sum and per pupil funding.
Councillor Ian Parry, cabinet member for education, said: "We had a very worthwhile and extremely positive meeting.
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"I got a strong impression that a lot of the issues we brought up hadn't been considered, and that by getting in early and highlighting them to the minister, it will allow them to go back and think about the implications on counties with a varied school landscape."