Written Answers. - Schools Management.

Tony Gregory

Ceist:

174 Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Education and Science if the new boards of management for comprehensive schools including teacher representatives will be put in place in September 2003; the reasons for the ongoing delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18951/03]

My Department has reached broad agreement with the Catholic, Protestant and Jesuit comprehensive schools on the composition of new boards of management appropriate to each and is finalising the detailed changes required in respect of the instrument and articles of management. There will be both teacher and parent representation on the new boards of management. The new arrangements will come into effect during the 2003-04 academic year.