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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 3 June 2020

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Questions (193)

Seán Haughey

Question:

193. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consult with parents and children on decisions to be taken in respect of the reopening of schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8680/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

On 1 May 2020, the Taoiseach announced as part of the "Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business" that schools will commence opening on a phased basis at the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year.

My Department is engaging and working with representatives of both students and parents, on planning arrangements for the re-opening of schools in accordance with the timeframe outlined in the roadmap, and all decisions on how schools are to safely re-open and operate will be consistent with public health advice.

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