Education appear to have pulled a u-turn in the fight over rebuilding La Mare De Carteret schools.
They have proposed a change to their own plans which would require them to bring back a report by March next year reviewing the future of secondary education including the size and number of schools.
Education say it provides certainty and avoids a delay in starting the building work, and they will tender for both a 600-capacity high school and a 960-capacity high school, allowing two options depending on what the States decide in March.
But already questions are being asked about how the construction start date can be guaranteed if the rebuild is dependent on a future States resolution.
Yesterday Education rejected calls from politicians to carry out a very similar review, arguing that a failure to approve the building work now would likely mean further delays to the project.
Deputies are debating the new plan from Education this morning and will vote later today.
Our reporter Rob Moore is at the meeting:
About to find out what this new compromise deal means - deputies just reading it now. Seems already there's some different interpretations
This amendment seems to say Education will have to bring a report back on school size and numbers by March, THEN building work will go ahead
I have to say, it sounds like Education have affectively agreed to do what they were arguing AGAINST yesterday.
Education wil have to tender for both a 600 capacity school and a 960 capacity school so they're ready for whichever they decide on in March
Considering Education won the vote yesterday and were on track to win again, I'm a bit baffled as to why their seemingly conceding today.
Politicians are debating the future of Guernsey's schools. Find out about the three amendments being considered.
The Education Department could be at odds with the Treasury, when it comes to a review of the number and size of schools.