Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (260)

Aindrias Moynihan

Ceist:

260. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for additional accommodation by a school (details supplied) in County Cork; if a previous summer works application to change the boundary is being considered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23740/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that the school in question has submitted an application, to my Department, for capital funding under the 'Additional School Accommodation Scheme'.

The application is currently under assessment, as soon as this process has been completed my Department will be in direct contact with the school authority concerned.

As the Deputy is aware, Summer Works Scheme 2020 onwards is currently open for applications.  I can also confirm that the school in question has a Category 10 application under the Department's previous Summer Works Scheme.  Schools that applied for category 10 works (External Works, e.g. upgrade and resurfacing of yards and car parking, etc.) under this SWS Scheme need not reapply for these works under the new scheme. It is intended to undertake an analysis of these outstanding applications later this year. This analysis, together with funding availability and priorities for the SWS in 2020 will determine the pathway forward in respect of these remaining applications for category 10 external works. It is open to schools with an outstanding category 10 application from 2016/2017 to submit an application for other works under this new scheme.