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School Boards (Scotland) Act 1988

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17Financing of Boards and financial information

(1)Every education authority shall, in respect of each financial year, and before the beginning of that financial year, determine for each School Board in the authority’s area allocations of such monies within the authority’s budget as appear to the education authority, after consultation with the Board, to be reasonably required by the Board for—

(a)meeting administrative expenses, the expenses of training of members of the Board, and other outgoings; and

(b)carrying out any functions delegated to the Board under this Act.

(2)Every education authority shall, in each financial year, make available to each School Board in their area the monies allocated under this section for them in respect of that year at such times as those monies are required.

(3)If, during any financial year, it appears to an education authority appropriate to do so, they may make monies in addition to those allocated under this section available to a School Board for the purposes described in subsection (1) above.

(4)Every education authority shall in each financial year, by such date and in such form as may be prescribed, provide to every School Board in their area a statement of—

(a)monies paid out by the authority in the previous financial year in respect of—

(i)the running costs of the school; and

(ii)capital expenditure related to that school; and

(b)monies proposed to be paid out by the authority in the financial year in which the statement is made for those purposes.

(5)A School Board shall be entitled to make representations to the education authority concerning the statements required for the purposes of subsection (4) above, and the education authority shall take account of such representations and shall reply to them.

(6)An education authority shall comply with any reasonable request made by a School Board for financial information relating to the school, or relating to schools in the education authority’s area generally.

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