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Written Answers - School Enrolments

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 85.  Deputy Paschal Donohoe Information on Paschal Donohoe Zoom on Paschal Donohoe  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  if he will provide an update on the status of the review into enrolment policy; the date on which it will be completed; when he expects to be in a position to publish the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2986/12]

[324]Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn Earlier this year, I launched a discussion paper on school enrolment. The document, “Discussion Paper on a Regulatory Framework for School Enrolment” contains suggestions on how to make the process of enrolling in schools more open, equitable and consistent.

The paper was not meant to be prescriptive, nor have any decisions been made as to what elements will be contained in any final regulations or legislation. The purpose of the paper was to lead and provoke debate on enrolment policies and practices. I invited education partners and interested parties to submit their views to my Department by the 28th of October last and my officials are now co-ordinating the submissions received.

The feedback from this consultation will help inform the nature and scope of a new regulatory framework for school enrolment.

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