Short­list of pre­ferred sites for new Ed­u­cate To­gether school

Wexford People - - NEWS -

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.

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