Thursday, 16 May 2019
Department of Education and Skills
69. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he is taking to ensure that a school (details supplied) is not forced to close due to rising insurance costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21319/19]
My Department is aware of issues relating to rising insurance costs in some special schools which have been brought to my Department’s attention, through correspondence received from a number of special schools, including the School referred to by the Deputy, and through discussions with the National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education (NABMSE).
Officials from my Department have been in contact with the board of this School and are working as a matter of urgency with NABMSE and other relevant government departments, including the State Claims Agency, to seek a resolution to the issue of increased insurance costs in special schools.