Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (208)

Joe O'Brien

Ceist:

208. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the expansion plans for a school (details supplied); if sanction has been given for expansion in 2020; and if sanction has been given for expansion beyond 2020. [51511/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that, in relation to the school to which he refers, my Department has approved funding for a permanent extension consisting of 3 general classrooms, 3 SET/offices, science laboratory and prep area, art room and toilets. This funding is being provided under the Additional Accommodation Scheme 2019. I can also inform him that, pending the delivery of the permanent extension, the Department of Education and Skills has also approved interim temporary accommodation consisting of 3 mainstream classrooms with toilets along with converting an existing space to create a science laboratory. This accommodation will be in place for September 2020.

The requirement for new schools will be kept under on-going review and in particular will have regard for the increased rollout of housing provision as outlined in Project Ireland 2040.