asked the Minister for Education if he has notified Donegal VEC of his approval of the tender for the erection of a physical education hall at the new vocational school in Donegal town.
Written Answers. - County Donegal Schools.
Tenders have been invited for the design and construction of a new physical education hall for Donegal Town Vocational School. Tenders are due in mid-January 1981. Should a satisfactory tender be received, my Department will approve it without delay.
asked the Minister for Education the present position with regard to Phase 1 of the two-room extension, comprising metal work and science rooms, at Carrick vocational school, County Donegal.
The latest information available to my Department from the County Donegal Vocational Education Committee regarding the two-room extension to Carrick vocational school indicates that the contractor expects to complete the project by the end of this month.
asked the Minister for Education when he will allow Donegal VEC to proceed to contract documents in respect of the extension to Raphoe vocational school.
My Department approved the preparation of the bill of quantities and contract documents in respect of the extension to Raphoe vocational school in a letter dated 27 November 1980 to the chief executive officer of the County Donegal Vocational Education Committee.
My Department are awaiting completion of the bill and documents by the committee's design team. When the tender documents have been received a decision will be taken as to the invitation of tenders.
asked the Minister for Education if he will provide the additional £50,000 required for the completion of work and the equipping of the outdoor pursuits centre at Gartan, County Donegal.
My Department have agreed to provide a grant of £50,000 for the provision of an outdoor pursuits centre at Gartan, County Donegal. This grant figure which covers the building cost for the project submitted to my Department, is a maximum figure and it is not open to my Department to arrange for an increase.
My Department will, however, give full consideration to the provision of further assistance towards the furnishing of the completed centre in the event of additional appropriate funds being made available in the future.
asked the Minister for Education if he will approve a physical education hall for Killybegs vocational school and Killybegs hotel school, County Donegal on one of the sites available.
The schools concerned will be considered for physical education facilities in due course.
asked the Minister for Education if his Department intend providing a physical education area, showers and dressing rooms for Buncrana, Carrick and Ballyshannon vocational schools, County Donegal.
Showers and dressing rooms will be provided at Buncrana vocational school when the current building project there is completed and at Carrick vocational school as part of the proposed major extension.
An application for a new school building to replace the existing vocational school at Ballyshannon has been made to my Department and is being examined. Pending the completion of this examination, I am not in a position to comment on the possibility of showers and dressing rooms being provided.
asked the Minister for Education if he will approve the following staffing proposals in respect of County Donegal VEC: (1) staffing for the Gartan outdoor pursuits centre, (2) the appointment of an education officer, (3) (i) additional grade V (Staff Officer) post, (ii) appointment of ten clerk typists to the vocational schools including Killybegs hotel school, (4) one additional clerical officer and one clerk typist for the regional technical college office and (5) appointment of a maintenance person for Killybegs hotel school.
The staffing proposals of County Donegal VEC are being given careful consideration by my Department at present.
asked the Minister for Education if he will approve a physical education hall, showers and dressing rooms for (1) Pobalscoil na Rosann and (2) Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair in County Donegal.
The physical education facilities for Pobalscoil na Rosann and Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair are being given due consideration.
asked the Minister for Education when it is hoped to commence phase 2 of Carrick vocational school, County Donegal, which at present has nine prefabricated buildings.
My Department hope to initiate architectural planning of a major extension to Carrick vocational school as early as possible in 1981. The project will involve the replacement of all the school's existing temporary accommodation by permanent buildings.