Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (119)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

119. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) will be housed within an existing permanent educational facility to ensure that the students are not forced to receive education in prefabs; his plans to ensure that the proposed school which has already been delayed will be completed in 2019; his further plans to ensure that funding will be provided for educational resources in library facilities and recreational facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51484/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The school building project to which the Deputy refers is at Tender stage and tenders are currently being reviewed. When the tender analysis is complete the Letter of Acceptance appointing the contractor will then issue. The Letter of Acceptance is expected to issue and construction to commence in Quarter 1, 2019.

The school building project is to provide a new 16 no. classroom school including, as standard, General Purpose Hall, Library and Resource area combined, ancillary accommodation, ballcourts, project gardens and play areas on a site located on the permanent site. The intention is to phase construction to allow for occupation of the first phase of the building by the school for September 2019.