Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Department of Education and Skills
65. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that the budget granted to a school (details supplied) for its new classroom extension will be increased to cover the current cost of the building; if he will expedite this decision to ensure the costs do not increase further; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1999/17]
The school referred to by the Deputy was approved funding in 2013 for the provision of 2 mainstream classrooms and 2 resource rooms. The school authority has since contacted my Department seeking additional funding for an alternative building project.
Further information, requested by my Department, including details of the tender cost analysis and the new building plans, has recently been supplied by the school and is currently being considered. My Department will be in direct contact with the school authorities concerned as soon as the deliberative process has been concluded.