Local TD Denis Naughten has commended the initiative of the school principal and board of management of Scoil Mhuire Primary School in Roscommon town which lead to the construction of permanent classrooms rather than the purchase of a prefab.
The school had originally been approved funding from the Department of Education which would see prefabs remain part of the school building.
“Due to the determination and commitment of the principal, parents, teachers and board of management of the school, the decision was taken to fund a project which should eliminate the need for the rental of prefabricated classrooms at the school for the foreseeable future,” stated Denis Naughten at the opening of the extension.
“In the past, Scoil Mhuire was top of the list in the county for the long term lease of prefab class rooms. And every euro spent on a prefab was a wasted investment opportunity for getting people back to work and building long-term classrooms for generations of pupils.
“I was delighted to be able to assist the school in securing the building project – amounting to €250,000 in total – to build three permanent mainstream classrooms and for the conversion of a classroom to provide two learning support rooms.
“I also want to commend the Department of Education which is now looking to fund buildings rather than wasting money on the rent of prefabs which in the past have left children, parents, teachers and the taxpayer paying the price,” concluded Denis Naughten.
Local initiative rewarded with opening of Scoil Mhuire _250k extension _ Naughten