Tuesday, 16 June 1998
Dáil Éireann Debate
330. Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will appoint a remedial teacher in 1998 to Kilkeary national school, Nenagh, County Tipperary, in view of the fact that the board of management and parents association for this school have been making representations to his Department and feel they have a strong case for a remedial teacher in view of the number of pupils attending the school who would benefit greatly from this appointment. [14046/98]
343. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will review the position of the remedial teacher for a cluster of six schools (details supplied) in the context of the geography of the area in view of the fact that there is a vast area to cover and the remedial teacher spends more time travelling to the various schools and does not have enough time to spend with the pupils; if he will appoint a teacher to cover the four schools within County Sligo which would allow more time for teaching; if he will make a decision on the submission already lodged with his Department from a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14142/98]
347. Ms McManus asked the Minister for Education and Science if his attention has been drawn to the ongoing need for remedial teachers for six schools in west Wicklow; when he will be in a position to make an announcement on the provision of remedial teachers for the academic year 1998-99; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14217/98]
355. Mr. G. Reynolds asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will appoint a remedial teacher to a number of primary schools (details supplied) in counties Leitrim and Sligo for the school year commencing September 1998. [14318/98]
My capacity to allocate additional remedial teacher posts in any given year is dependent on resource availability and the level of competing demand from other special needs areas. I have to determine priorities and allocate available resources to best effect.
I can assure the Deputies that the needs of the schools to which they refer will be considered in the context of any additional remedial teacher allocations which may be undertaken for the forthcoming school year.
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