Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that 18 schools (list attached) in the Roscommon-Galway constituency will receive vital school improvement works this Summer through the Government’s Summer Works Scheme which is “good news for pupils, teachers and local construction workers,” added Minister Naughten.
“I am extremely pleased that schools in Roscommon-Galway have rightly received their fair share of the national funding available under the Summer Works Scheme 2017. The Scheme allows schools to carry out small to medium scale building works to improve and upgrade their existing buildings. 14 primary and four post-primary schools across Roscommon-Galway will benefit from improvement upgrades ranging from roof work to toilet facilities or mechanical upgrades to ventilation and heating systems,” Naughten said.
“This is not only good news for pupils and staff in the successful schools but local construction workers across the region will be in demand giving a Summer boost to the local construction sector,” added Naughten.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. announced the national allocation of €47 Million for major upgrades to 438 primary and post primary schools throughout the country.
This year, almost €500 million will be invested in school building infrastructure under the Government’s school building and modernisation programme, concluded Minister Naughten.
Priority/Category 1: Gas Works
Priority/Category 2: Electrical Works
Priority/Category 3: Mechanical works
(Priority/Category 4: Projects to facilitate inclusion and access for special needs pupils are now funded under the Emergency Works scheme)
Priority/Category 5: Toilet facilities
Priority/Category 6: Roof works
Priority/Category 7: Window projects
Priority/Category 8: Curricular requirement projects
Priority/Category 9: Other structural improvements
Priority/Category 10: External environment projects