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Written Answers - School Staffing

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 242.  Deputy Gerry Adams Information on Gerry Adams Zoom on Gerry Adams  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the position regarding an appeal in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Louth; the number of teachers the school will have for September 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24131/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The Primary Staffing Appeals Board met on 18th and 19th April. A total of 367 schools submitted appeals to the Appeals Board. These appeals were considered in accordance with the appeals criteria set out in Department Staffing Circular 0007/2012. 205 schools had their appeals upheld by the Staffing Appeals Board. A summary outcome of the appeals is now published on my Department’s website. Individual schools have been notified of the outcome of their appeals.

The next meeting of Staffing Appeals Board is due to be held on 14 June 2012. The latest date for other schools to submit appeals is 1 June 2012. The final staffing position for all schools will ultimately not be known until the Autumn. At that stage the allocation process will be fully completed and all appeals to the Staffing Appeals Board will have been considered.

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