Lollipop men and women removal proposal ‘unpalatable’


Lollipop men and women removal proposal 'unpalatable'The Education Authority (EA) has considered removing all “lollipop men and women” in an effort to save money.

However EA board members regarded that proposal – and other potentially controversial savings measures – as “unpalatable”.

The board also decided any decision to make such cuts should be down to the Department of Education (DE).

The revelation comes in a letter from the EA to the department seen by BBC News NI.

It states that the EA faces an estimated funding gap of £58m in 2018/19.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45264172