Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Questions (187)

Patrick O'Donovan


187. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when secondary schools will reopen for the 2020-21 academic year; and the date for enrolment. [12085/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

On 12 June, my Department published the report to Government “Planning for reopening schools in line with the Roadmap for reopening society and business” https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/framework-for-reopening-and-operating-schools.html.

The report sets out the clear ambition to develop a sustainable plan to fully reopen post primary schools at the start of the next school year in late August/September in line with normal timeframes.

The report also sets out in brief the contingencies that must be considered during the coming period in the context of Covid-19. These contingencies will be worked through in detail in the coming weeks with education partners and stakeholders to ensure that the return to school is safe for children and staff.