Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Education and Skills
268. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the application for a repair of the school roof under the summer works scheme by a school (details supplied); and the other options available to the school for assistance with this matter. [11232/20]
I can confirm that the school to which the Deputy refers submitted an application for capital funding under my Department's multi-annual Summer Works Scheme (SWS) 2020 onwards for Roof Works (Category 2).
In late 2019, I announced details of the schools that will receive funding in Summer 2020 in respect of applications submitted for "Life Safety Systems projects" (Category 1).
Commensurate with the level of funding set aside for the Scheme, applications are being assessed on a top down basis in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the Circular accompanying the Scheme. In this regard, applications submitted for other works/categories will be considered under future rounds of the Summer Works Scheme.
It is open to the school to apply for funding under my Department's Emergency Works Scheme if the works referred to by the Deputy, if not carried out, would result in the closure of the school or part thereof.