Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (282)

Brendan Ryan

Question:

282. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board has advertised for the recruitment of a principal for a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; if accommodation has been secured for the opening of the new school in September 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12714/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Each Educational Training Board (ETB) receive a Teaching staffing allocation from my Department and it is the responsibility of each ETB to the recruit and manage staffing levels within this allocation.

Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) has informed officials from my Department that the closing date for receipt of applications for the role of Principal has passed with shortlisting and interviews to be held in the coming weeks.

Furthermore my Department has recently given approval in principle to KWETB to rent suitable accommodation for the Gael Coláiste to include 2 general classrooms, a special educational needs room, office and staff rooms as well pupil and staff toilets. It is now a matter for KWETB to make the necessary arrangements to secure suitable accommodation and liaise with my Department's Building Unit on these arrangements.