Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Ceisteanna (333, 334, 335)

Cathal Crowe

Ceist:

333. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education when a person (details supplied) will be identified as a deputy principal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [60342/21]

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Cathal Crowe

Ceist:

334. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education when a person (details supplied) will be remunerated appropriately for service as a deputy principal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [60343/21]

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Cathal Crowe

Ceist:

335. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if a school (details supplied) may proceed with the filling of two AP 2 posts; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [60344/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 333 to 335, inclusive, together.

Boards of Management are the direct employers for schools and the Department acts as paymaster to the employees in those schools. As such the Payroll Division of my Department acts on instruction from schools in relation to the payment of salary and allowances to teaching staff employed by them.

I can advise the Deputy that officials from the Primary Payroll Section of my Department have been in direct contact with the school concerned in relation to the Deputy Principal position. It is expected that the school will forward the requested documentation shortly and it will be given immediate attention as soon as it is received in Primary Payroll Section. Any allowance and arrears that are due to the teacher concerned will be paid at the earliest opportunity following the receipt of the requested information.

Posts of Responsibility in primary schools are filled in line with Circulars 44/2019 and 25/2021, which are available on my Department’s website.

Question No. 334 answered with Question No. 333.
Question No. 335 answered with Question No. 333.