Dáil Éireann - Volume 608 - 25 October, 2005

Written Answers. - School Staffing.

[1017]   554. Mr. Neville asked the Minister for Education and Science, further to Parliamentary Question No. 702 of 14 June 2005, the position regarding withdrawing a teacher from a school (details supplied) in County Limerick under the special needs allocation. [30512/05]

  Ms Hanafin:As the Deputy was previously advised, the general allocation for the school in question is 20 part-time hours and the school was placed in a cluster arrangement with another school. The school submitted a proposal to retain the special education post. The proposal involved creating a second cluster arrangement with another local school by combining the resource teaching hours in both schools to create a teaching post. The Department of Education and Science has accepted the proposal and has given permission to the school to retain this post. The school authorities were notified accordingly.