Dáil Éireann - Volume 637 - 27 June, 2007
Written Answers. - Site Acquisitions.
Deputy James Reilly Deputy James Reilly
Deputy James Reilly asked the Minister for Education and Science her plans to resolve the crisis situation developing in Skerries where a national school site is available and a need for a new national school has clearly been identified with a demand for at least 80 places in 2008; her plans to have a school in place by then; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18158/07]
Deputy Mary Hanafin Deputy Mary Hanafin
Deputy Mary Hanafin: Fingal County Council has reserved two school sites in Skerries for primary education requirements. The Department has instructed the County Council to acquire one of the sites as a matter of top priority for the purpose of providing both a new primary school and permanent accommodation for St. Michael’s House Special School.
It is the Department’s intention to have suitable temporary accommodation in place on this site to enable the commencement of a new primary school for September 2008. It is expected that the Patronage of this new school will be decided under the New Schools Advisory Committee process.
Dáil Éireann 637 Written Answers. Site Acquisitions.