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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 52.  Deputy Seán Crowe Information on Sean Crowe Zoom on Sean Crowe  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the consultation he and his officials have had with teachers from DEIS band schools affected by the phasing out of pre-DEIS school legacy posts. [2949/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn I personally met with school principals, teachers, parents and communities in recent weeks, to hear their concerns and clarify the position in relation to changes announced under Budget 2012 to posts allocated to schools under previous schemes to tackle educational disadvantage.

I have also held many meetings with my Government colleagues, who have also met with schools, teachers, parents in their local communities. Consequently, I announced to the House on 11th January that my Department will report to me in the coming weeks on the impact of the withdrawal of these posts in DEIS Band 1 and Band 2 primary schools.

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