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Schools Building Projects.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 26 February 2008

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Ceisteanna (360, 361)

Olwyn Enright

Ceist:

372 Deputy Olwyn Enright asked the Minister for Education and Science the commencement date for building works at a post primary school (details supplied) in County Offaly; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8074/08]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

The development of the proposed building project for the school in question is at an early stage. The progression of all large-scale building projects from initial design stage through to construction phase, including the application in question, is considered on an on-going basis in the context of my Department's multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme.

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

373 Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Science if her Department has received a request for additional funding to enable a school (details supplied) in County Longford to provide the infrastructure required by the local authority under the Fire Safety Certificate and planning approval and which is also imposed by site constraints; and if in this context she will ensure that this request is favourably considered in order to enable the additional permanent accommodation be put in place. [8083/08]

Amharc ar fhreagra

As part of the expansion of the Small Schools Scheme, a grant was sanctioned in March 2007 under the Permanent Accommodation Scheme to enable the management authority of the school in question to build 3 permanent classrooms. The initiative allows Boards of Management to address their accommodation and building priorities with a guaranteed amount of funding and gives Boards of Management control of the building project. The school authority has submitted an application for additional funding which will be examined by the Department's Review Group and the school will be informed of their decision in due course.

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