Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (115)

David Stanton

Question:

112 Mr. Stanton asked the Minister for Education and Science the total cost of approved school absences in 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2659/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

The total cost of substitution for approved school absences in the school year 2002-03 was €23,335,043 for primary level and €16,873,125 for post-primary level.

This covers the cost of the employment of a substitute teacher in cases of certified sick leave, maternity leave, maternity leave in lieu, adoptive leave, adoptive leave in lieu,force majeure, bereavement leave and other absences for which substitution is approved.