Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (171)

James Lawless

Ceist:

171. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the need for extra secondary school places for a school (details supplied) will be examined; if he will liaise with school management regarding the provision of the extra places; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47277/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that the school to which he refers has been approved a project under my Department's Additional Accommodation Scheme 2018. This project will provide for 9 Mainstream classrooms, 9 WC's, 1 Assisted Users WC, 2 Science Labs and Prep Area, and 1 x 119m2 Arts & Crafts Room.

This project has been devolved for delivery to the school authority. It is a matter for the Board of Management to advance this project in that context.

I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department have not been made aware by the School Authority that there is an issue concerning a shortage of school places.

The school can avail of temporary accommodation by submitting an application for the Additional Accommodation Scheme. The application can be found on at the following address: https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/Building-Works/Additional-Accommodation/.