Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (248)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

248. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the provision of an extension to a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; if the works will be carried out over the course of one summer and not two; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21118/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I am pleased to advise the Deputy that funding, on a devolved basis, was approved to the school in question on 30th April last by my Department for the provision of one mainstream classroom and two resource rooms for children with special educational needs. In that regard, devolved funding is approved on the basis that the works concerned are completed within 12 months of the date of the letter of approval. If there are however valid circumstances why the timetable concerned cannot be met, a case should be made to my Department's Building Unit for an extension of the deadlines.

I also wish to advise the Deputy that the school in question was also included in the list of successful schools under the Summer Works Scheme 2014, which I published on 20th March last, for mechanical improvement works.