Call for Filling of School Crossing Patrol Vacancies at Forthill and Claypotts Castle Primary Schools

I have been informed that there are important gaps in support available from School Crossing Patrol staff at Forthill and Claypotts Castle Primary Schools. I understand that the vacancies have been caused by the retirement of previous Lollipop staff at both schools. 

This is very concerning because both schools are situated near busy roads; Claypotts Castle Primary School close to Balunie Avenue and Forthill Primary School by Forthill Road. This situation is also disappointing because I presume there has been plenty of time to fill these posts over the summer.

I have written to the Director of Education calling for these vacant posts to be filled as a matter of urgency.