Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (198)

Lisa Chambers

Ceist:

198. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school (details supplied); if the school is due to reopen; if his Department is still renting the school despite the closure of the school in June 2018; his plans for the building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47596/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has not been informed, by the Patron of the school in question, that it has closed.

I can confirm that the school submitted their returns, to my Department, stating that they had 14 pupils enrolled in September 2018. The school have not yet submitted their September returns for 2019. However, in June 2019 the school submitted a 'no change to staffing' to the Primary Payroll Division, indicating the retention of its teaching Principal.

I also wish to advise that my Department's records do not indicate that any rental payments are being made to the school in question.