The news has been met with huge disappointment by parents and also Senator Brian O Domhnaill.
Parents wanted to meet with the Minister to discuss new rules which mean pupils must attend the nearest school to them if they want to avail of school transport.
Senator Ó Domhnaill said; “It is extremely disappointing that the Minister with responsibility for Education will not meet with the concerned parents about a very basic School Transport issue. This shows a total disregard for the concerns at the parents.”
“The Finn Valley School Transport Group have campaigned constructively on the catchment boundary issue over the last number of months.
“I have attended a number of the public meetings on the matter and I know that if the Government proceed with implementing these changes it will prevent students from certain areas of the Finn Valley attending their chosen secondary School – even though other family members may be attending that School.”
“With the Minister in the County on Official Department Business I feel he should take a short time to meet the group to hear the very logical and constructive arguments they will make.” he said.
Hundreds of parenst and pupils plan a silent protest at the opening.
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