The long-awaited extension of Moville Community College is set to be a key priority at home and in the Oireachtas this week.
The school community has been waiting for 15 years for new school buildings to replace existing prefabs. While an extension date has been set for 2021, parents and staff want to see immediate progress.
An Action Committee has called a public meeting at the prefab buildings in the Moville CC campus this Monday night. All of the Donegal Oireachtas members have been invited and the teachers, parents and students will have their say.
The issue will be brought before the Seanad tomorrow (Tuesday) when Senator Padraig MacLochlainn holds a priority debate on the school with Minister for Education Joe McHugh.
Senator MacLochlainn said: “I visited the school just over a week ago at the invitation of some of the teachers and I was appalled at the conditions that they have to work in and that students have to endure in the prefabs and the very limited canteen area.
“I also have concerns about the structural issues in the existing school building with serious cracks evident throughout the building.”
Senator MacLochlainn said he will be attending tonight’s meeting in Moville CC and looks forward to listening to all of the points of view and agreeing on a way forward.
“For my part, I am determined to ensure that these delays are tackled once and for all and that the construction of the new school buildings starts as soon as possible,” MacLochlainn said.Tags: