Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval of a further six applications for summer works in local schools, with a total of 14 schools now set to benefit throughout the county.
The successful schools on this occasion were Cloonfad NS; Kilmore NS; St. Mary’s NS, Strokestown; Naoimh Eoin, Lecarrow; CBS Roscommon which have been sanctioned for roof works and Castlerea Community School, which has been sanctioned for toilets.
“While this funding is very welcome it is disappointing that due to the current financial crisis funding was not available to fund other important applications in the county,” commented Denis Naughten.
This funding comes on top of an earlier allocation of funding to eight schools including St Bridget’s NS, Four Mile House; Naoimh Micheal & Padraig, Cootehall; St. Ciaran’s NS, Ballydangan; Ballyfeeney NS, Scramogue; Brosna NS; St Mary’s NS Drumboylan; Carrick NS, Ballinlough and Lisaniskey NS, Donamon.
“While the funding is significantly down on the 2010 budget I welcome the allocation which will benefit 14 schools throughout Co. Roscommon,” stated Denis Naughten.
“This scheme is very much based on the capacity of schools to take responsibility for delivering small and medium-scale projects and the boards of management and teaching staff are to be commended in assisting with this key component of the Summer Works Scheme.
“The Planning and Building Unit of the Department of Education will shortly contact all the schools approved for grant aid under this year’s Summer Works Scheme with further details and instructions on how to proceed. It is expected that later this year, the Department of Education will invite applications for the 2012 Summer Works Scheme,” concluded Denis Naughten.