Schools Building Projects Status

Questions (132)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

132. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the tender process will commence in respect of a school building project (details supplied). [12464/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major building project for this school is at an advanced stage of architectural planning - Stage 2(b) which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured and the Design Team is currently completing work on the preparation of tender documents.

Upon receipt and review of the Stage 2(b) submission the Department will revert to the school with regard to the further progression of the project.

School Curriculum

Questions (133)

Ruth Coppinger

Question:

133. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 57 of 6 March 2019, the position of the right of parents to opt their children out of the junior certificate National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, NCCA, religious education syllabus. [12466/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Junior Cycle Religious Education is an optional examinable subject at Junior Cycle level and the question of opting out on grounds of conscience should not therefore arise. This is separate from a programme of religious instruction approved by the school patron which may also be offered and students may opt out of that programme.

School Curriculum

Questions (134)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

134. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools teaching computer science in the school year 2018-19; and the number that will teach the subject in the school year 2019/2020. [12473/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)