Written answers

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Department of Education and Skills

School Staffing

9:00 pm

Photo of Peadar TóibínPeadar Tóibín (Meath West, Sinn Fein)
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Question 214: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the date on which the school by school review for each school in County Meath will take place with regard to the loss or retention of legacy posts. [9218/12]

Photo of Ruairi QuinnRuairi Quinn (Minister, Department of Education and Skills; Dublin South East, Labour)
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The announcement I made on the 11th January in relation to my Department reporting to me within four weeks refers only to the impact of the withdrawal of certain posts allocated under previous disadvantaged schemes in DEIS Band 1 and Band 2 primary schools.

The School to which the Deputy refers is not included as part of this report as the school in question is not included in the DEIS programme but retained, on a concessionary basis, teaching posts from previous disadvantged schemes.

My Department is finalising the staffing allocations for schools for 2012/13 and is not in a position at the moment to give details as to how this measure affects individual schools. In addition to the budget measures, consideration must be given to the effect of increases and decreases in enrolment on schools' staffing entitlements annually.

Schools will be notified in the coming weeks of their staffing entitlements under the new arrangement for 2012/13.


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