Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (230)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

230. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will issue guidance to schools on the appropriate use of reduced timetables; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37526/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the development of guidelines for schools on reduced timetables in schools is at an advanced stage.

My officials have been in ongoing consultation with officials from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Tusla's Education Welfare Service and it is intended to issue to the guidelines to all schools as soon as they are finalized.