Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (475)

Steven Matthews

Ceist:

475. Deputy Steven Matthews asked the Minister for Education the status of a new building for a school (details supplied); and if her attention has been drawn to the fact the temporary accommodation currently in use is providing serious challenges for staff and students. [26873/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The post-primary school to which the Deputy refers opened in September 2020 in interim accommodation in the Greystones Tennis Club.

Senior Department officials met with Kildare Wicklow ETB (KWETB) and Greystones Community College on Wednesday, 23rd September to discuss the schools current arrangements and the immediate and future accommodation requirements for the school. 

My Department has agreed to look at all potential options in the area in the short and medium term ahead of the schools move to its designated permanent site in Charlesland, Greystones. This will include the provision of appropriate temporary accommodation, including specialist rooms, as quickly as possible as the current school year progresses.

My Department officials will continue to work closely with KWETB to ensure the needs of the school community continue to be met.