Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Department of Education and Skills
307. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the delay with works at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; the schedule of works to deliver this project; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49778/21]
I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has approved funding to the patron of the school in question to undertake refurbishment works in the property to facilitate the school's access to additional specialist accommodation for the current school year. This accommodation includes science, woodwork and home economics rooms. The delivery of the project has been devolved to the patron for delivery. The patron has advised my Department that a consultant has been procured to oversee this project with the scope of works agreed and the patron is currently in the process of obtaining quotes to carry out the works and determine the schedule.
My Department has also given approval to the Patron to appoint a consultant to undertake an Options Study of the proposed property to meet the school's permanent accommodation needs. This Study, when available, will be used as a basis for determining the necessary refurbishment works required to the property in the long term.