Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Questions (105)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

105. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of section 29 appeals against suspension in post-primary schools that were taken by parents of children with special needs; the number of section 29 appeals against expulsion in post-primary schools that were taken by parents of children with special needs; the number of section 29 appeals against suspension in primary schools that were taken by parents of children with special needs; and the number of section 29 appeals against expulsion in primary schools that were taken by parents of children with special needs. [32401/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The specific information requested by the Deputy, that is number and category of appeals relating to special needs children is not available. My officials have compiled the information that is available on the table following.

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Details of results of  section 29 appeals from 2008 to 2012

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Category

Expulsions

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Level Post Primary

resolved before hearing

13

20

22

17

7

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upheld at hearing

12

15

5

7

19

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not upheld at hearing

61

38

35

32

46

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*Referred back to Board of Management

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1

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Post-Primary - Total

86

73

63

56

72

Level Primary

resolved before hearing

2

2

3

3

1

-

upheld at hearing

4

1

0

2

5

-

not upheld at hearing

6

5

2

3

6

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*Referred back to Board of Management

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1

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Primary - Total

12

8

6

8

12

Category

Suspensions

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Level Post Primary

resolved before hearing

2

3

0

2

4

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upheld at hearing

7

6

1

2

6

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not upheld at hearing

0

0

0

3

3

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*Referred back to Board of Management

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1

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Post-Primary - Total

9

9

2

7

13

Level Primary

resolved before hearing

1

0

0

1

4

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upheld at hearing

3

5

2

0

3

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not upheld at hearing

0

2

1

0

2

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Primary - Total

4

7

3

1

9

* Pre a Supreme Court Judgement this was an option open to committee members, post the judgement it was no longer an option