Wednesday, 25 May 1994
Dáil Éireann Debate
96. Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Education if a date has been fixed for the allocation of home school liaison teachers; and if particular consideration will be given to a primary school (details supplied) in Dublin 7, in view of the large number of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in attendance there.
Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): As stated in my announcement on the 1994 Education budget, I propose to allocate 15 additional co-ordinator posts to the home school community liaision service at primary level from September next.
The school referred to by the Deputy is already included in the disadvantaged areas scheme and as such, has been allocated a concessionary teaching post. It also receives additional capitation funding at a rate of £17 per pupil.
The process of selecting schools for inclusion in the expanded home school community liaison service is currently  underway in my Department and I expect to be in a position to announce details of the schools selected shortly.
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