The Letterkenny-Milford roads department is being asked to consider salting roads near Stramore NS in Glendowan during times of exceptional weather.
Last December the school had to close for six days due to ice on untreated roads in the area.
Councillor Michael McBride has this week asked the council to consider gritting the Letterkenny/Churchill route to the school on occasion after main roads have been treated.
“I feel when the salt lorry comes back in the morning, that it could be sent back out again to grit the road to the school,” Cllr McBride said.
“I’m not looking for a miracle but I think we have a responsibility to the school, children and parents to try and get them to school in the morning where possible.”
Councillor Donal Coyle added: “To lose six days of education is six days that a child never makes up.”
Cllr McBride has asked that the roads to the school be included when the next review of the winter maintenance programme takes place.
Approximately 1,140km of road divided into 21 separate routes are gritted in Donegal as part of Donegal County Council’s winter maintenance programme. This equates to approximately 18% of the total length of public road in Donegal.