Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (395)

James Browne


395. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the construction of a new school (details supplied); if the schedule of accommodation has been completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35809/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is in the process of being devolved to Waterford & Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) for delivery.

I can confirm that the schedule of accommodation for the proposed new school has been completed and a copy has been provided to the patron.

The next step in the process is to put in place a Service Level Agreement (SLA) between my Department and WWETB. The Department is currently carrying out the preparatory work necessary to issue the SLA to WWETB for its signature.

Thereafter, the ETB will procure a design team for the project to design the building, obtain the necessary statutory planning permission and move the project onward to construction in due course. As the project is at an early stage in the delivery process, it is not possible at this time to give a date for its completion.