Dáil Éireann - Volume 576 - 04 December, 2003
Written Answers. - School Staffing.
Mr. Penrose Mr. Penrose
78. Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Science if an application for a resource teacher and classroom assistant will be provided for pupils at a school (details supplied) in County Westmeath; if this matter can be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29580/03]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey):My Department received an application for special educational needs supports for the pupil referred to by the Deputy.
Applications for SEN supports received between 14 February 2003 and 31 August 2003 are being examined at present on the basis of the supporting professional reports and in the context of resources already available at the school. The process involves an examination of each application and supporting documentation by a dedicated team of inspectors and psychologists. The schools concerned will be informed of the outcome as early as possible in the current year. The application for SEN supports for the pupil in question is being considered within this process.
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