Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Questions (188)

Patrick O'Donovan


188. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on whether there will be issues regarding foreign students enrolling in secondary schools here for the 2020/2021 academic year (details supplied). [12086/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Board of Management is the body charged with the direct governance of a school and is responsible for making decisions as to the types of activities in which the school gets involved including the admission of foreign students.

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 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.