Dáil Éireann - Volume 628 - 22 November, 2006

Written Answers. - School Staffing.

Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Education and Science further to Parliamentary Question No. 289 of 29 September 2006, the status of the review of one-teacher schools; when she expects the review to be concluded; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39605/06]

  Ms Hanafin: The review of the one teacher schools is ongoing.

The Deputy will be aware that, as an exceptional matter, I approved the appointment, or retention where appropriate, of a mainstream teacher in addition to the Principal for the current school year in the schools which had projected that the appropriate number of pupils required — 12 — for such appointment or retention would be achieved at end September, 2006.

The position of the schools which do not qualify for this concession is being considered in the context of the reports which have been submitted by my Department’s Inspectors in relation to them.

Question No. 406 answered with Question No. 404.