Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Department of Education and Skills
Special Educational Needs Service Provision
172. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will engage with a school (details supplied) on the location on the site of a new build for a two classroom autism spectrum disorder unit; if he will request a technical team to visit the school in which the principal and management can explain their reasoning for advocating that the new building be attached to the existing school building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24995/19]
I am pleased to inform the Deputy that an official from my Department has been in contact with the Principal of the school to which he refers. A technical visit has been scheduled to take place at the school next week in order to assess further the optimal solution for the provision of the ASD unit at the School.