Written answers

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Department of Education and Skills

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Photo of Thomas ByrneThomas Byrne (Meath East, Fianna Fail)
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228. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the waiting times for SNA allocation appeals to be heard and concluded by the NCSE; and if he is satisfied with turnaround times. [37509/19]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is responsible for allocating a quantum of Special Needs Assistant (SNA) support for each school annually taking into account the assessed care needs of children qualifying for SNA support enrolled in the school. The NCSE is also responsible for managing the appeals process.

The closing date for receipt of appeals in regard to this school year's SNA allocations is Friday 27 September 2019.

Information on the appeals process and the timeframes involved are set out in a document published by the NCSE on their website www.ncse.ie.


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