Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Ceisteanna (93)

Brendan Griffin


93. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if officials from his Department will carry out a site visit to a school (details supplied) in County Kerry to view the conditions and need for a new school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16914/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the school in question submitted an application for major capital funding to my Department to construct a new school building. Given the need to meet demographic growth, projects identified in my Department’s capital programme to be delivered as part of the National Development Plan (NDP) will remain the focus of my Department’s budget for the coming years.

However, should enrolment numbers justify the appointment of an additional mainstream teacher in the school referred to by the Deputy, it is open to the school authority to submit an application under my Department's Additional School accommodation Scheme.