Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (88)

Seán Fleming

Question:

88. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide school transport or a grant towards school transport for a student (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18027/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Under the terms of my Department's School Transport scheme for Children with Special Educational Needs arising from a Diagnosed Disability, children are eligible for transport where they have special educational needs arising from a diagnosed disability in accordance with the designation of high and low incidence disability set out in Department of Education and Skill's (DES) Circular 02/05 and are attending the nearest recognised mainstream school, special class/special school or a unit, that is or can be resourced, to meet their special educational needs. Eligibility is determined following consultation with the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) through its network of Special Education Needs Organisers (SENO).

My Department has not received an application for school transport on behalf of the child referred to by the Deputy in the details supplied.