Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education to approve the construction of permanent classrooms for Scoil Mhuire Primary School in Roscommon Town rather than the purchase of a prefab.
The building project – amounting to €250,000 in total – has been approved for the school to build three permanent mainstream classrooms and for the conversion of a classroom to provide two learning support rooms.
“This funding should eliminate the need for the rental of prefabricated classrooms at the school for the foreseeable future,” stated Denis Naughten. “In the past Scoil Mhuire was top of the list in the county for the long term lease of prefab class rooms.
“At last, we have progress within the Department of Education which is now looking to fund buildings rather than wasting money on the rent of prefabs, leaving children, parents, teachers and the taxpayer paying the price.
“This project would not have come to fruition without the ongoing commitment of the principal, parents, teachers and board of management of the school to pursue this issue on an ongoing basis with the Department of Education” concluded Denis Naughten.