The Learning and Families of the Council committee comprises Elected Members of Perth and Kinross Council, Teacher representatives, Parent representatives and youth representatives.
In terms of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the committee also comprises three persons representative of church interests when dealing with educational matters. The non-Council members are entitled to participate on business being considered by the Committee, in a non-voting capacity, in line with other non-Elected Members of the Committee.
In accordance with legislation, there is currently a representative of both the Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic Church on the Committee. In the selection of the third person, the legislation specifies that the local authority shall have regard (taking account of the representation of the Roman Catholic Church and Church of Scotland) to the comparative strength within the area of all the churches and denominational bodies having duly constituted charges or other appointed places of worship therein.
The Committee and its Executive Sub-Committee each meet four times per annum. All meetings are held in public in the Council Chamber, 2 High Street, Perth, and there is also facility to join the meeting virtually. The meetings are recorded and a copy of the recording is available to view on the Council's YouTube page following the meeting. You can view a previous meeting of the Committee for information. Further information is also available at Committees.
The Committee is currently seeking nominations for the vacant third religious representative. Any nomination should be emailed to CommitteeElections@pkc.gov.uk and must contain the full name and address of the nominee, a statement by the church or denominational body as to why their nominee is being nominated, a note of the number of persons who are members of the church or denominational body within the Perth and Kinross area, the number of charges or places of worship there, and any further information as that church or denominational body wishes to provide.
The closing date for nominations is Tuesday 20 June 2023.
If you require any further information please contact Danny Williams.