Dáil Éireann - Volume 592 - 10 November, 2004
Written Answers. - School Placement.
Mr. Morgan Mr. Morgan
254. Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason no place can be found for a person (details supplied) in County Louth; and the measures which can be employed to ensure this person’s education. [28289/04]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin: Officials of my Department have con tacted the National Educational Welfare Board about the child referred to by the Deputy. The board was not previously aware of this case. The educational welfare officer for the area will contact the child’s parents and assist them to secure a school place for their daughter.
Section 29 of the Education Act 1998 provides parents with a process of appeal to the Secretary General of my Department where a board of management of a school or a person acting on its behalf refuses to enrol a student. Where an appeal under section 29 is upheld, the Secretary General may direct a school to enrol a pupil. An educational welfare officer can assist parents in submitting an appeal under section 29 of the Education Act 1998.
Dáil Éireann 592 Written Answers. School Placement.