Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (335)

Brian Stanley


335. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Education and Skills if finance has been provided for ASD units at schools (details supplied); and if the necessary staff will be in place for September 2019. [19307/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has recently received applications, for additional accommodation, under the Department's 'Additional School Accommodation Scheme' from the schools' in question.

The applications for permanent accommodation are currently under assessment, as soon as the process has been completed the school authorities will be contacted directly. To ensure that the schools' in question have accommodation for September, my Department has approved the rental of prefabricated units as an interim measure.

It is a matter for school authorities to employ teachers and SNA’s in accordance with the Department's policy and the deployment of staff in the school is, in the first instance, a matter for the school management authorities.