Written answers

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Department of Education and Skills

Special Educational Needs

Rose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein)
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192. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the plans to construct a special needs unit attached to a school (details supplied); if the unit will be integrated within the main school; if it will be a standalone project; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9265/21]

Norma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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I can confirm to the Deputy that the school to which she refers has been approved for a project under my Department's Additional Accommodation Scheme 2019. This project will provide for a two classroom SEN base, a staff room, a multipurpose/games room, a nurse's office and boys and girls toilets.

This project was recently approved by my Department to proceed to planning. It is now a matter for the Board of Management to advance this project in that context.

I can advise the Deputy that the approved accommodation will be joined to the existing building.

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