The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has welcomed today’s Scottish Government announcement of a new £21m investment in the Schools for the Future Programme.
The new funding will be used to support local authorities in delivering new and refurbished primary school buildings in East Renfrewshire, Dundee and Argyll and Bute.
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said, “The investment of £21M to support primary school refurbishment and the delivery of new school buildings is a very welcome step. Following many years of under-investment in Scotland’s school estate, we have seen a substantial and successful programme of school building and refurbishment in recent years.”
He added: “While there is much work still to be done to ensure that all pupils and teachers are working in up-to-date, modern buildings that provide a sound environment for learning and teaching, it is a positive sign that the Scottish Government is continuing its investment in the school building programme.”