Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Ceisteanna (453)

Olwyn Enright

Ceist:

513 Ms Enright asked the Minister for Education and Science if her attention has been drawn to a school (details supplied) in County Wicklow that is in need of additional accommodation; the situation with regard to the school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7555/07]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

An application for major capital funding was received from the school authority to which the Deputy refers.

Officials in the School Planning Section of the Department have assessed the long-term needs of the school and have recommended the provision of an extension to the school to cater for an overall accommodation need of Principal plus 16 mainstream assistants. The school authority was notified of this recommendation by letter dated 21 December 2006.

The project has been assessed in accordance with the published prioritisation criteria for large scale projects and will be considered in the context of the multi-annual School Building and Modernisation programme.