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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 27 May 2020

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

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Thomas Byrne

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242. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the bodies consulted in a consultation carried out by his Department on the reopening of schools in September 2020. [7876/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

My Department is engaging and working with representatives of students, parents, teachers, school leadership and management bodies on planning arrangements for the re-opening of schools in accordance with the timeframe outlined in the roadmap.

Stakeholders include, Irish Second Level Students Union, National Parents Council –Primary, National Parents Council –Post Primary, National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools, Joint Managerial Body, Catholic Primary School Management Association, Church of Ireland Board of Education, National Association of Board of Management in Special Education, An Foras Pátrúnacha, Educate Together, Muslim Primary Education Board, Education and Training Boards Ireland, Irish National Teachers Organisation, Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, Teachers Union Ireland, Irish Primary Principals Network, Down Syndrome Ireland, National Council for Special Education, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, and the National Education Psychological Service . Engagements are also planned with other Government Departments as work proceeds on developing the roadmap and all decisions on how schools are to safely re-open and operate will be consistent with public health advice.

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