Written Answers. - School Staffing.

Richard Bruton

Ceist:

606 Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Education and Science when he will announce the staffing schedule for the 2001-02 school year; the number of extra teachers that will be made available, distinguishing those which arise from the demographic dividend and from new allocations under the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness; and if he will make arrangements to reserve some teachers for allocation to prevent class amalgamation such as at a school (details supplied) in Dublin 3. [7532/01]

The staffing schedule for primary schools in the 2001-02 school year has not yet been finalised.

As soon as the schedule has been finalised, a circular will issue to the board of management of all primary schools. On receipt of the circular, the board of management of the school in question may wish to contact officials in the primary payments section of my Department regarding the staffing for the 2001-02 school year.