Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Building Projects
Peadar Tóibín (Meath West, Sinn Fein)
Question 215: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider the building of a new campus for a school (details supplied) in Navan, County Meath, or the amalgamation of the school with another for the purpose of sharing a new campus; and if he or one of his senior staff will meet with this Deputy to discuss this further. [9219/12]
Ruairi Quinn (Minister, Department of Education and Skills; Dublin South East, Labour)
As the Deputy is aware, a campus development for Navan is already in train which will provide for a primary, post primary and special school to cater for the projected pupil growth in the area over the coming years. My Department has no plans to develop a second campus for the school to which the Deputy refers.
The school concerned recently applied to my Department for funding to replace temporary accommodation. The application is currently being considered and my Department will be in contact with the school authorities as soon as this process has been completed. In the circumstances, a meeting with the Deputy is not considered necessary at this time.