Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (539)

Seán Haughey

Question:

539. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated full year cost if the schools services support fund increased by €3 to €121.50 per pupil using 2018/2019 figures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33311/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The School Services Support Fund (SSSF) rate quoted by the Deputy relates to Community & Comprehensive schools.  This rate has increased by €1.50, from €118.50 in 2018, to €120.00 per pupil in January 2019. The estimated full year cost of this increase in 2019 is €92,000.

The estimated full year cost of increasing the rate of SSSF Grant by a further €1.50 from €120.00 to €121.50 in 2020 is €94,000.