Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (122)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

122. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills if specific funding has been committed in respect of a proposed project (details supplied); when such a decision was reached; his role in such a decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6162/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy is aware the decision making authority for any amalgamation is the Patron/Trustees of the schools, and this is subject to the approval of my Department.

Any proposed amalgamation involves extensive negotiations at local level and must be well planned and managed in a manner that accommodates the interests of students, parents, teachers, local communities and contributes to an inclusive education system.

My Department is aware of a proposal from the Patron body and has sought further information in relation to the proposed amalgamation. On receipt of this information further consideration will be given to the proposal.