Tuesday, 4 April 2006
Department of Education and Science
Question 467: To ask the Minister for Education and Science when her Department expects to be in a position to make a decision in regard to the redundancy entitlement of a special needs assistant (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12856/06]
My Department has reached agreement on the terms of a redundancy package for special needs assistants, SNAs, employed in primary and second level schools. I expect that confirmation of the provisions of the redundancy arrangements will issue to schools shortly.
In this particular case, I can confirm that an application form for redundancy payment has been received in my Department. As soon as the final arrangements for payment of redundancy are confirmed, a decision will be communicated directly to the special need assistant concerned.