Okay, here’s the message in seven words: “We can’t afford all these small schools.”
I’m sure the SIC schools service will be happy to provide the detailed figures requested by your correspondents, who dispute this statement of the obvious. There’s no reason for secrecy.
I make my own voting decisions on the published information supplied to the council at its public sessions. Officials know that I frequently ask awkward questions abut the numbers. They also know that when I accept that a case has been made then I will support it, no matter how much mud is slung in my direction.