Dáil Éireann - Volume 503 - 21 April, 1999
Written Answers. - School Staffing.
Ms McManus Ms McManus
193. Ms McManus asked the Minister for Education and Science if the needs of pupils in Stratford-on-Slaney national school for the services of a resource teacher will be fulfilled by a sharing arrangement among schools in the area as was the case with remedial teachers for the school. [10510/99]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
 Minister for Education and Science (Mr. Martin): I understand that the school in question is currently preparing an application for a resource teacher to cater for a number of special needs children attending the school.
My Department's response to such an application will be based on the number of children involved and the nature of their special needs. The response may take the form of full-time or part-time resource teacher support or child care support, or both, depending on the particular needs involved.
Once details of the children in question have been received from the school, my Department will consider what additional supports are required to cater for the children in question.
Dáil Éireann 503 Written Answers. School Staffing.