Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (181)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

181. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the short, medium and long-term plans for a school (details supplied) for children on the autism spectrum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47339/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The school referred to by the Deputy were allocated a devolved grant for prefabricated accommodation in October 2018 under my Department Additional Accommodation Scheme which will enable the school authority deliver 5 x Mainstream Classrooms, En-suite Toilets, Shower Area & Staff Toilets, Multi-sensory room, 3 x Small Safe Places, Storage, Staff Room & Office/Administration Room to meet the short to medium term accommodation needs of school and pupils concerned.

I understand that the project is currently going through architectural planning and that a planning application has been submitted to the relevant local authority.

The school is not included in my Department's current school building programme for a permanent building.