Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Questions (106)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

106. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the financial support being provided to each of the managerial bodies at primary and post-primary level in each of the past five years. [32402/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department provides annual grants to the recognised management bodies at primary and post primary level to assist them in providing management support to the schools in their sectors. Management bodies such as Catholic Primary Schools Management Association (CPSMA), Educate Together, Church of Ireland Board of Education at primary level or at second level the JMB/AMCSS, IVEA and ACCS provide important support services for schools in respect of employment, legal, financial and other matters. The individual management bodies remit reflects the particular patronage of the schools which they serve for example the CPSMA provides support services to primary schools under catholic patronage and it is a similar position in relation to each of the other management bodies. The core funding to the management bodies at primary and post primary level amounts to a total of approximately €1.3 million per annum. Apart from the core funding provided, my Department also provides some funding in respect of- the co-ordination role in relation to the Garda Vetting of school staff other than teachers

- Board of Management training

- Running costs of the Financial Service Support Unit (FSSU). The FSSU undertakes auditing and financial support function in respect of the accounts of voluntary secondary schools. The information requested by the Deputy is outlined in the following document.

Management Body

2010

2011

2012

CPSMA

-

-

-

Grant

€200,000

€190,000

€190,000

Vetting

€2,445

€51,048

€54,065

COI Board of Education

-

-

-

Grant

€140,000

€133,000

€133,000

Vetting

-

-

€22,848

Educate Together (New School Grant)

-

-

-

Grant

€140,000

€133,000

€133,000

New School Grant

-

-

€10,000

Vetting

€18,613.40

-

€22,158.50

Forás Pátrúnachta na Scoileanna Gaeilge

-

-

-

Grant

€140,000

€133,000

€133,000

National Association of BOM in Special Education

-

-

-

Grant

€140,000

€133,000

€133,000

Muslim Primary Education Board

-

-

-

Grant

€41,000

€38,950

€38,950

JMB

-

-

-

Grant

€235,230

€223,469

€223,469

FSSU

€541,500

€506,000

€506,000

Vetting

€29,400

€29,400

€29,400

IVEA

-

-

-

Grant

€168,656

€168,656

€177,532

ACCS

-

-

-

Grant

€177,533

€168,656

€168,656

Vetting

€21,000

€25,200

€29,986