The project to which the Deputy refers is at an advanced stage of architectural planning.
Representatives from the school and the design team attended a stage 2(b) briefing which was held in my Department's offices in Tullamore on 12 November 2009. Thereafter, a letter issued to the school authorising the design team to prepare and submit stage 2b documentation (detailed design/tender documents). The school has advised that this documentation will be submitted by the end of February 2010.
As I have indicated previously to the House, I am currently in the process of reviewing my Department's school building and modernisation programme with my officials. The school to which the Deputy refers will be considered in this context. I intend making a further announcement on the school building programme when that review has been completed.