RULING councillors are “floundering” over the massive schools shake-up in north Kirklees, according to the leading of the opposition.
Conservative group leader, Clr Robert Light, wants the ruling Labour-Lib Dem coalition to come up with a plan for the £200m pledged for schools in north Kirklees.
He said: “They are clearly floundering and can’t come to an agreement.”
Clr Light’s Conservative Cabinet was toppled last month over its plans for schools in north Kirklees which initially included closing Castle Hall in Mirfield – the most successful school in north Kirklees.
But Clr Light said it was now up to Labour and the Lib Dems to come up with an alternative.
He said: “Under us the programme was continuing. Now it has come to a halt. Labour and the Lib Dems have gone silent.”
But Clr Ken Smith, cabinet member responsible for schools, said a new plan would be unveiled within two months.
The Labour man said: “The fact is that the Conservatives came up with 23 different plans in two years. We intend to move a lot quicker than that to find an acceptable proposal.
“We hope to have a plan to put to the Cabinet by April.”
Clr Smith added that he has met the headteacher and chair of governors of Castle Hall to discuss the future.