Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (206)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

206. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the body that is officially recognised as the employer of staff in national schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11432/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Under the Education Act 1998 (as amended by the Education (Amendment) Act 2012) it is the Board of Management or VEC, as appropriate, which is responsible for recruitment, selection, appointment, discipline and dismissal of staff in accordance with procedures published by the Department following consultation with the education partners. The terms and conditions of employment, including remuneration, and the numbers and qualifications of the teachers and other staff of a recognised school who are, or who are to be, remunerated out of monies provided by the Oireachtas, are determined from time to time by the Minister with the concurrence of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.