There was confirmation this morning (Fri) that two new Special Education Needs Classrooms have been sanctioned in Dungloe.
Donegal TD Pat the Cope Gallagher welcomed confirmation from the Department for Education that Scoil Chroine, Dungloe has been approved for two new classrooms.
“The additional accommodation is urgently required at the school, as they strive to augment their already excellent disability and special needs facilities at the school. This facility is to cover the area from Ardara to Cloughaneely, so in effect it has a much larger catchment, which adds to the importance of this decision to provide for extra capacity at the School,” Deputy Gallagher said.
It is understood that the two new classrooms and ancillary facilities will help in providing for the extra capacity requirement at the school.
“It is essential that every assistance and opportunity is provided for schools such as Scoil Chroine, in order that a fully integrated educational system within our communities can be provided for all the children regardless of circumstance.
“The Board of Management, Principal and Staff have played a key role in firstly applying for the extra accommodation and in securing the permission to proceed with the project. I wish to compliment the proactive and energetic approach of the school authorities in delivering for the school and in the disability sector,” added Pat the Cope.
“I would urge the Department to use the format of the devolved system, which would in effect give the go-ahead to the school authorities to proceed with the project and to secure the necessary permissions, design teams and bring the project to construction stage.
“In the meantime, I will maintain pressure on the Department to ensure that the project runs seamlessly, and no further time is lost in bringing this project to finality,” concluded Pat the Cope.