Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (342)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

342. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to make it mandatory to have SNAs on school management boards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13354/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In accordance with section 14 of the Education Act, 1998 it is the duty of a school patron to appoint, where practicable, a board of management the composition of which is agreed between patrons of schools, national associations of parents, recognised school management organisations, recognised trade unions and staff associations representing teachers and the Minister.

Under the existing agreed arrangements, there are no provisions for the appointment of non-teaching staff representatives on Boards of Management.