Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (226)

Seán Haughey

Question:

226. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Education and Skills if funding will be provided to a school (details supplied) to allow it to become a single campus school; if his Department has received applications from this school for funding for emergency works, additional accommodation, summer works and minor works; if the applications will be examined favourably; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44562/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department is in receipt of an application from the school in question for a project under the multi-annual Summer Works Scheme (SWS) 2020 onwards.

I wish to advise the Deputy that commensurate with the level of funding available for the SWS in 2020, applications will be assessed on a top down basis in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the governing Circular Letter for the Scheme. This Circular Letter (0027/2019) is available on my Department's website www.education.ie.

It is my intention to publish a list of successful applicants in Q4 2019 for works to be carried out in summer 2020.

I can also confirm that my Department has recently received correspondence from the school in relation to the Additional School Accommodation Scheme (ASA). This correspondence is currently under consideration and my Department will be in contact with the school authority shortly.

Questions Nos. 227 and 228 answered with Question No. 194.