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Enrolment of extra infant class without approval leads to board sacking

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/02/2013. Enrolment of extra infant class without approval leads to board sackingTags: Primary School News

The enrolment of an extra infant class at a primary school in County Cork without approval has resulted in the board of the school being sacked.

Patron of Gaelscoil Ui Drisceoil in Glanmire An Foras Patrunachta removed the board of management after gaining approval for its dissolution from Education Minister Ruairi Quinn, the Irish Examiner reports.

Plans are currently being made to bring in a new board at the school, with two managers installed in the meantime.

The problems arose after the board decided to take in three infant classes in September 2012 without the approval of the patron, while no sanction was given by the Department of Education to increase the intake of junior infant classes from two to three.

A spokesperson told the news provider that the school authority accepted the idea that the school should remain at 16 classes in total.

The representative explained the school was advised that "based on the department's analysis of pupil numbers in the Riverstown/Glanmire catchment area, there was sufficient school accommodation capacity available to cater for pupil place demand".

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801540233-ADNFCR


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