Dáil Éireann - Volume 587 - 15 June, 2004
Written Answers. - School Closures.
Mr. Gogarty Mr. Gogarty
245. Mr. Gogarty asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason appropriate provisions were not put in place prior to Greendale community school being targeted for closure. [17337/04]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Mr. N. Dempsey: The trustees of the school notified my Department that a decision was taken to close it. The timing of the closure has yet to be determined. Given the pattern of falling enrolments at the school, together with surplus capacity in the general area, my Department concurs with the recommendation.
When a school closes my Department’s main role is to ensure that the best interests of the pupils are looked after in the period up to the closure. Alternative provision must also be available to accommodate the pupils who would have ordinarily attended Greendale community school.
Dáil Éireann 587 Written Answers. School Closures.