Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (60)

Dara Calleary

Question:

60. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the summer works scheme application for a school (details supplied) in County Mayo; the criteria used to evaluate applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14290/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Deputy will be aware that on 20th March last I announced that 386 schools have been approved funding under the Summer Works scheme to undertake school improvements. This first round of funding will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works across three categories of projects - Gas, Electrical & Mechanical.

A second round of the scheme is expected to be announced in coming weeks. This round will cover other types of improvement works, with applications including that from the school in question, still to be assessed within available funding on a top down basis in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the governing Circular Letter for the Scheme. This Circular Letter (59/2013) is available on my Department's website www.education.ie.