Dáil Éireann - Volume 587 - 15 June, 2004
Written Answers. - School Transport.
Mr. Deasy Mr. Deasy
230. Mr. Deasy asked the Minister for Education and Science when catchment areas for school transport were reviewed; and if he will consider population movement and carry out a review. [17305/04]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Mr. N. Dempsey: For the purposes of post-primary education provision the country is divided into catchment areas. Each area has a post-primary education centre.
In the late 1960s the areas were drawn up for the free education scheme. The catchment boundaries were determined following consultation with local educational interests. It was intended that certain primary schools would feed exclusively into each centre. A relatively small number of primary schools are shared between two or more centres.
My Department will revise catchment areas as the need arises. It is normal practice to consult local educational interests where adjustments are being contemplated.
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