Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (446)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Ceist:

446. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education the estimated cost of ensuring that teaching principals have one release day per week. [26377/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Roadmap for the Full Return to School provides for comprehensive supports across a range of areas to allow for the safe reopening of schools.

€10.2m in additional funding has been allocated to support Principals and Deputy Principals who also undertake teaching duties in primary schools. This funding will provide each teaching principal with one release day per week, and release days for Deputy Principals in those schools that have an existing administrative principal. Details on these arrangements are set out in Circular 45/2020, Operational Supports for Primary Schools for the Full Return to School.

The annual cost of one release day per week to each school with a teaching principal is in the region of €16.6 million.