MULTI-CULTURAL spending will be slashed as Kirklees Council looks to cut its budget.
The amount spent encouraging community cohesion and diversity in schools is due to drop by nearly 90%. The council’s Children and Young People’s Service currently invests £148,000 a year encouraging ethnic harmony in Kirklees schools.
But this is due to drop to just £17,000 a year from 2011 to 2014.
A council spokeswoman explained yesterday that the cuts would come from senior management reductions and by encouraging schools to run their own twinning projects without relying on Kirklees.
The proposed cut will be decided at the council’s annual budget meeting next Wednesday.