Issue details

Allocation of Section 106 Funding to Provide Additional Furniture, Fittings and Equipment in Schools

The increase of housing increases the number of children of school age requiring a place in West Sussex Schools and, as well as providing suitable accommodation to enable the curriculum to be delivered, sufficient and suitable furniture, equipment and ICT is required to support the additional pupils generated by the developments.

 

Following a detailed review of Section 106 funds received for Education, an allocation is proposed to fund additional furniture, fittings and equipment at a number of Schools across the County. The funds highlighted in Appendix A can only be spent on additional furniture, equipment and ICT. As the funds have been received, the children that live in these developments are now attending the schools highlighted. Whilst the funds still have a number of years to be spent before they would have to be returned to the developers, it is proposed that the funds are spent now to provide for the pupils that live in these developments and to achieve best value for the funds available

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/06/2020

Decision due: October 2020 by Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Lead member: Councillor Nigel Jupp nigel.jupp@westsussex.gov.uk

Contact: Leigh Hunnikin, Project Manager Email: leigh.hunnikin@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 23051.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills via the author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken

Consultees

Schools

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

West Sussex Plan Priority: Best Start in Life

Decisions

Background papers

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