Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (231)

Alan Farrell


231. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the delivery plans for the seven new classrooms for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; the projected time frame for their completion; the projected capacity of each classroom; if consultation has taken place with school management on this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24392/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I am pleased to confirm that an all-in devolved grant was recently approved for the school to which the Deputy refers. This funding will allow the school to replace current prefabricated classrooms with seven purpose-built mainstream classrooms and special needs facilities. These replacement classrooms will greatly enhance the school's accommodation and it is anticipated that this project will satisfy the school's long term accommodation needs. The school authorities, in question, were notified by letter of this decision in May last which also outlined the terms and conditions of the devolved grant and the level of accommodation to be provided. I wish to advise the Deputy that, with devolved funding, it is matter for the individual school authorities to determine the projected time frame for the completion of the project, subject to the drawdown requirements attached to the grant.