Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (331)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

331. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that proper management structures are put in place in a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8634/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In accordance with the provisions of the Education Act 1998, the appointment of a Board of Management of a school is a matter for the relevant school patron. Under the provisions of this Act, where a Patron determines that the appointment of a Board is not practicable, or where the Patron, with the consent of the Minister, has dissolved a Board of Management, the Patron may appoint a manager or managers to perform the functions of the Board. In the case of the school in question, the patron has, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Education Act 1998, appointed a single manager to manage the school.