Local Fianna Fáil Minister Darragh O’Brien TD has welcomed confirmation which he received from Minister for Education, Norma Foley that she has devolved the extension project for Skerries Community College to DDLETB for delivery.
The project consists of 26 general classrooms, 2 construction rooms, a science lab, other specialist rooms and relevant ancillary accommodation as well as facilities for Special Educational Needs.
The next step is for DDELTB to enter into a service level agreement with the Department of Education and Skills which will allow them to appoint a design team to progress the project through design, planning and construction.
Commenting Minister O’Brien said, “I am very glad of today’s announcement by Minister Foley. Having highlighted the capacity issues in Skerries Community College many times in Dáil Eireann I know that this announcement will be very welcome.
“In January I attended a packed public meeting and listened as so many parents expressed their concerns of not being able to get a school place for their child. The school itself had a waiting list of students that it simply couldn’t offer places to.
“It’s important now that work progress without delay. We know that Dublin-Fingal is the fastest growing and youngest constituency in the country so we need to prepare and provide sufficient places and a comfortable and spacious environment to accommodate each and every child.
“I would like to commend the Principal, Board of Management, Parents Association, the teachers, parents and students who have fought for this,” concluded Minister O’Brien.