Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he is delighted to confirm that The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton will today announce the provision of €47 Million through the Summer Works Scheme, to provide for major improvements in primary and post primary schools, 25 of which are in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking as 18 Primary and 7 Post Primary Schools within the county are set to have improvement works commenced ranging from sanitation, and mechanical to vital roof repair:
“I am very happy for the schools that have been successfully selected for inclusion in this year’s Summer Works Scheme.
Many of the schools have been seeking funding for some considerable time and have been in urgent need of a favourable response from the Department.
The schools have tried their best to continue operating to the highest standard in the period prior to this announcement and have they demonstrated amazing determination not to let sub-standard conditions interfere with the excellent work they do for the children and pupils.
We need this kind of Scheme expanded however and we need to develop a more efficient fast tracked approach for schools that are in urgent need of repair.
The grants announced today will certainly go some way toward bringing relief to so many Principals throughout the county who are trying to juggle school priorities with applications of this sort,” concluded Deputy McGrath.