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I also consider how far LEAs have complied with the guidance and whether the proposals are consistent with the School Organisation Plan for the area.
A spokeswoman said: "The School Organisation Plan forecasts pupil numbers, and looks at the capacity of schools and current numbers on roll.
Parents' action groups claim the council failed to follow correct procedures when it drew up its school organisation plan and are outraged at the decision to axe middle schools.
The draft School Organisation Plan will be considered by the council's Cabinet tomorrow and will go out for public consultation, before being considered by the Stockton School Organisation Committee.
The county's School Organisation Plan, published last year, predicts there will be a fall in pupil numbers in Warwickshire.
Staffordshire LEA's school organisation plan also revealed that education bosses would even have to consider building completely new schools for primary and secondary school pupils to cope with the new numbers.
As opposition councillors we have expressed our concern at the number of cancelled school sub-committee meetings and the apparent lack of concern about the direction of the School Organisation Plan, complaints which have fallen on deaf ears.
Statistics compiled from local education authority school organisation plans show that in some areas in September 2003 almost half of schools had significant surpluses.