Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (181)

Colm Brophy

Question:

181. Deputy Colm Brophy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of the home school liaison programme. [53762/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

All DEIS Urban Primary and DEIS Post Primary schools are included in the Home School Community Liaison Scheme (HSCL). The scheme is delivered by 415 full-time HSCL Coordinators who are teachers in these schools and assigned to HSCL duties either in individual schools or clusters of schools, catering for approximately 156,000 pupils.

The estimated staffing costs of the HSCL scheme for 2019 is in the region of €27million across the Primary & Post Primary sector. The Deputy may also be aware that 10% of the DEIS grant paid to schools is also for HSCL activities.