Option A removed from the table

Gavin Boyd
Gavin Boyd

The Southern Education and Library Board has removed its controversial Option A proposal from the table.

The board confirmed on Wednesday that the proposal, which would see Portadown College and the Portadown campus of Craigavon Senior High School merge onto a single site, had been shelved after public responses to a consultation process.

However, Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the board heard that - for “sound educational reasons” - the no-change Option ‘B’ isn’t on the agenda.

For full story see this week’s Portadown Times.