All specialist art, music and PE teachers in island primary schools could be axed if a proposal from the Comhairle is approved.
£465,000 would be saved over two years by the withdrawal of all itinerant teachers who could be made redundant.
In the absence of itinerant teachers the specialist subjects would be taken by the class teachers in primary schools.
Specialist teachers were partially removed in the past by the Comhairle with no itinerant teachers for those in lower school in primary from P1-P3 but the service remained in place for those in upper school – P4-P7.
Now it looks like the service will be fully withdrawn.
Other notable proposals on the budget include:
A shared Headship in Lionel School / Sgoil an Taobh Siar
Increase Slàinte Mhath membership fees
Reduce the ad hoc roads maintenance budgets
Reduce the street lighting budget
Review of Stornoway Abattoir
Review of Stornoway Bus Station
Review the provision of Public Conveniences
Reduce the Surface Dressing budget
Review Concessionary Fares Provision on Inter-Island Ferry Service
Increased income through Pier and Harbour Dues
Extend/Increase charging for car parking in Stornoway
Review Comhairle run and evening bus services
Review of waste services
Reduce Community Council Social Grants by 50%
Reduction of the Housing Services Local Housing Strategy Budget
Reduction in the level of funding to The Energy Advisory Services
Discontinue Small Arts Revenue Grants Scheme
Review Library Coffee Shop provision
Review arrangements for residential care for children
Reduction in high cost care packages
Cessation of MOSS
Repatriation of mainland placements
Redesign of Grianan Day Centre
Redesign of laundry services
Reduce the scope of Grounds Maintenance Contract
Reduce ongoing Projects budget
Use Capital / Leader funding to support community groups on procurement