Thursday, January 27, 2022

Fianna Fáil education spokesperson Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the Summer Works Programme for 2022, with €1.6 million in funding for Kildare schools.

The Summer Works Scheme is designed to allow schools to carry out small and medium-scale building works that will improve and upgrade existing school buildings.

Minister for Education Norma Foley recently announced funding to the tune of €65 million for the approval of 497 projects under the 2022 scheme.

“School communities in Kildare have done an exceptional job in adapting to the changes required to operate safely in a Covid-19 environment, and I have no doubt they will continue to provide a top-class education to all students,” Senator O’Loughlin said.

“In total seven primary schools and four post primary schools will share the allocation. I am pleased that this announcement is timely and gives schools good lead-in time to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022. Local principals and their staff and leadership teams have taken on so much over the last two years and are doing a phenomenal job, so I emphasised the importance of allowing adequate time for them in terms of this year’s summer works.”

The Kildare Senator said she’s grateful to Minister Foley and her officials “for liaising so proactively on this” and looks forward to “continuing to work with and support the school communities in south Kildare.”

By Conor Forrest
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