Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Education and Skills

School Accommodation

Photo of Seán HaugheySeán Haughey (Dublin Bay North, Fianna Fail)
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276. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if sanction will be given for improvement works for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3334/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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I can confirm to the Deputy that the school in question made an application under my Department's Additional School Accommodation Scheme. The application was assessed and the school authority was informed, in writing, that the works required did not fall under the remit of the Additional School Accommodation scheme.  The school was advised that the works required are proper to the Summer Works Scheme and it was open to them to apply under future rounds of this Scheme. 

Alternatively, if the school authority considers the works a priority, they may use the minor works grant which all primary schools receive to carry out the works in full, or on a phased basis as the grant permits. 


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