Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has welcomed the commitment by the Minister for Education Richard Bruton that Cloonfour NS will retain a second teacher post for the 2016/17 school year.
Eugene Murphy has been working on this issue over the past number of months and has been in contact with the school and parents in relation to the pressing matter of the need for a second teacher for Cloonfour NS.
Commenting on the issue Deputy Murphy said “Cloonfour NS submitted an application for consideration by the Appeals Board at the March meeting of the Primary Staffing Appeals Board. The Appeals Board gave provisional approval to the school for an additional mainstream teaching post for the 2016/17 school year. This decision was conditional on the school achieving the projected 30 September 2016 enrolments figures.”
“I have been in touch with the Minister for Education Richard Bruton in relation to this matter and the school achieved the required enrolment on that date and I have been informed by the Minister that Cloonfour NS will retain the post for the remainder of the school year. Cloonfour NS is a rural school within my own parish and this is good news for the students, parents, staff and wider community and with school numbers on the increase the future now looks bright for Cloonfour NS,” he concluded.