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School Enrolments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 4 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Ceisteanna (46)

Joanna Tuffy

Ceist:

46. Deputy Joanna Tuffy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the regulations governing secondary school enrolment fees/voluntary contributions; his plans to introduce any changes to the current situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52002/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Apart from the recognised fee-charging second level schools, recognised primary or post-primary schools are not permitted to charge school fees. This is an issue that is addressed in the recently published draft regulatory framework for school enrolment. This framework also seeks to improve the admissions process and ensure that the way schools decide on applications is structured, fair and transparent.

Voluntary contributions by parents are permissible provided it is made absolutely clear to parents that there is no question of compulsion to pay.

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