Two Donegal schools have had their appeals for staffing levels upheld.
The schools are Glenmaquin National School in Knockbrack, Letterkenny and also Gartan National School.
The Department of Education and Skills issued the update after the second meeting of the Primary Staffing Appeals Board in relation to the staffing levels of primary schools for the 2014/15 school year.
Deputy Joe McHugh said he welcomed the announcement.
“ The challenges facing small schools are an issue I have been raising continuously, calling for the Department to acknowledge that small schools in rural areas are facing different challenges from those in heavily populated areas and their unique positions need to be taken into consideration,” he said.