Primary school
appeals allowed

The Primary Staffing Appeals Board has allowed the appeals of Scoil Bhride, Glen, Edgeworthstown, St Guasacht’s, Bunlahy, Ballinalee, and St Brigid’s, Ballynacarrigy, Mullingar, County Westmeath in relation to staffing levels.

The Primary Staffing Appeals Board has allowed the appeals of Scoil Bhride, Glen, Edgeworthstown, St Guasacht’s, Bunlahy, Ballinalee, and St Brigid’s, Ballynacarrigy, Mullingar, County Westmeath in relation to staffing levels.

“I would like to offer congratulations to the principals, teachers, pupils, parents and Boards of Management at the successful schools. Their hard work and willingness to fight to retain essential staffing levels for their schools has been vindicated and rewarded,” said Longford Westmeath Fine Gael Deputy James Bannon.

The Legan TD added: “The Appeals Board considered appeals from 367 schools and to date, 34 schools have been successful. The retention of teachers in the schools that have retained staffing levels on appeal is conditional on confirmation in September that their enrolments meet the requisite increased level.

“For small schools which have not been successful in the appeals process, the Board will reassess their cases, if they can confirm that their actual September enrolments have risen to the required level.”