Shortlist of preferred sites for new Educate Together school
A SHORTLIST of preferred sites for a new, permanent Educate Together National School in the town has been drawn up and a decision is imminent according to TD James Browne.
Deputy Browne submitted a parliamentary question on the subject and received a written answer from Minister for Education Richard Bruton who said the matter was at an advanced stage and the Department was close to identifying a location.
Deputy Browne is the current Chairperson of the school’s Board of Management and has worked on this project for many years.
He said: ‘This is an important project as the people of Wexford have been waiting many years for a new Educate Together National School. I have been raising this issue in the Dáil with Minister Richard Bruton to keep the pressure on and ensure this project is delivered as soon as possible.’
He said he had been told that the shortlisted sites had been subject to a comprehensive technical assessment to ensure they met the needs of the new school.
The Department had also begun engagement with relevant landowners and further progress was expected once these discussions concluded.
Deputy James Browne has been told that department is ‘close’ to identifying a site.