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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 3 June 2020

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Questions (193)

Seán Haughey


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.