Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 20/03/2013. Tags: Primary School News
School managers in Ireland have expressed their opposition to cuts proposed under Croke Park II.
The Catholic Primary School Management Association (CPSMA) has voiced concern that the plans will have a significant and long-lasting detrimental impact on children's education.
Writing to the 3,200 primary school boards in the country, the umbrella organisation suggested considerable health and safety issues will be faced by schools as a result of the move, while also questioning whether or not boards of management will be able to deliver an appropriate education to pupils.
Eileen Flynn, general secretary of the CPSMA, said that while the group is aware of economic constraints, primary schools
in Ireland have already made considerable cutbacks.
The move by the CPSMA has angered the Irish National Teachers
Organisation, which described the sending of the letters as a "gross interference in a pay negotiation process where the CPSMA does not have a role".
Written by Donal Walsh