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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Special Educational Needs Staff, Special Educational Needs Service Provision, Schools Building Projects Status, Child Care Services, School Curriculum

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Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Impact of Covid-19: Education – Return to School and School Transport (2 Jul 2020)

“I thank the speakers for their presentations. What consultation, if any, did the witnesses have with the Department? Did they have meetings with the Department when school closures kicked off on 12 March? Did it keep them informed of various developments and changes? Have they had meetings on the reopening of schools?”

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Impact of Covid-19: Education – Return to School and School Transport (2 Jul 2020)

“We often hear about a lack of consultation with many other sectors so that is good to hear. What are the witnesses' opinions in general on the reopening of schools? I ask this mainly as a parent. Children have been out of school now since 12 March. Notwithstanding the academic issues and the fact that certain people are more nervous about the risks of Covid-19, it has been a long time...”

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Impact of Covid-19: Education – Return to School and School Transport (2 Jul 2020)

“I like the idea of putting the academic aspects on the back burner, even until Christmas, to give children a chance to ease themselves in again. This crisis has been difficult for children but they have handled it really well. It will be even more difficult in September when we suddenly tell them everything is back to normal even though, to a certain extent, nothing will ever be normal...”

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