The Department of Education has today stated the where possible, schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions will re-open on Monday.
However, decisions will be made by schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions on an individual basis depending on the circumstances and conditions in their area.
“As always, schools must ensure the safety of those in their care and give due consideration to this when making a decision to re-open,” a spokesperson says.
The position regarding school transport services will be regularly monitored by the Department over the weekend.
“It is expected that Bus Éireann will be in a position to advise schools tomorrow evening on school transport routes that will not operate on Monday and schools will contact the families involved.
“However, some decisions on individual schools transport routes may still not be confirmed until Monday morning given changing local conditions.”
Where possible, information on routes not running will also be provided on the Bus Éireann website.
I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those principals, teachers, students and parents who co-operated fully with the safety measures in place over the past days. #StormEmma
— Richard Bruton (@RichardbrutonTD) March 3, 2018
A status yellow snow-ice warning is currently in place for Donegal, with forecasters warning of lying snow and icy conditions that will render roads and paths very slippy.
The warning will be lifted at 12 noon tomorrow.Tags: