CREED WELCOMES SUPPORT FOR CORK NORTH WEST SCHOOLS UNDER THE SUMMER WORKS SCHEME

Cork North West T.D. Michael Creed has today welcomed the inclusion of five schools from the Cork North West Constituency in the Summer Works scheme for 2016.  Freemount Mixed National School, Scoil Abán Naofa, Baile Mhic Ire, Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste, Ballincollig, Scoil Naisiunta Naomh Mhuire Farran, and Freemount Mixed National School Charleville will all receive money to improve and upgrade existing school buildings. Commenting on the allocation Deputy Creed said:

 

“This funding is now being allocated for vital gas works and electrical upgrades in schools. The majority of works will be carried out in schools over the summer months, so as to minimise disruption to students, teachers and other school staff.

 

“The capacity of schools to take responsibility for delivering small and medium-scale projects is a key component of the Summer Works Scheme. The projects approved have been assessed as being priority projects by the individual schools themselves. These works are deemed to be absolutely necessary and we have been able to provide Boards of Management and Patrons with the funding necessary to address the schools’ needs”

 

 

“The Scheme provides support for schools to undertake important upgrading and maintenance work during the summer months. While the sums of money involved are modest, this support is hugely beneficial to each and every individual school.  Furthermore this scheme empowers school management to engage local contractors to carry out the works and therefore is a boost to the local economy”.

MINOR WORKS SCHEME TO BE PAID TO CORK NORTH WEST SCHOOLS IN COMING WEEKS

Cork North West TD, Michael Creed has welcomed the announcement that The Minor Works Grant will issue to all primary schools in Cork North West, with permanent recognition, on November 20th. Commenting on the provision of €28 million nationally Deputy Creed said:

“This grant will provide much needed investment in local schools who will be able to use this funding to improve their physical infrastructure. They can also use the grant for the purchase of furniture, as well as PE and IT. Many schools have had to lean on parents to help pay for vital structural projects across the constituency so the restoration of the Minor Works grant last year and this year is of significant assistance.

“The fund is focused on improving the physical infrastructure of schools and investment in equipment and furniture. The rates payable are €5,500 per school plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil. The grant is worth €6,425 for a 50 pupil school and more than €11,000 for a 300 pupil school.

“The works that can be undertaken under the Minor Works Grant include improvements to school buildings and grounds, improvement or replacement of mechanical and electrical services, the purchase of standard furniture and physical education equipment, and the purchase of IT related equipment. The grant issuing to all primary schools with full recognition allows schools to carry out minor works without needing to deal directly with the Department

CREED WELCOMES €130,585 IN EXTRA FUNDING FOR SCOIL NAOMH MHUIRE FARRAN

Cork North West TD Michael Creed has welcomed the allocation of an extra €130,585 by the Department of Education to Scoil Naomh Mhuire, Farran, Co. Cork. Commenting on the allocation Deputy Creed said:

“I am pleased that the Department of Education has made this significant extra allocation to Scoil Naomh Mhuire to support and facilitate the construction of classrooms for the provision of special classes as sanctioned by the National Council for Special Education. Other works include the construction of a water treatment system, significant additional ground works, a link corridor between the existing building and new extension, works to increase the size of the Principals office, staff accessible WC and soft play area.

“This allocation brings to €466,463 the total investment being made by the Department in the school. I would like to commend the Principal, the staff, the board of management and the parents of Scoil Naomh Mhuire for their commitment to this project. Developments on the scale of the expansion in Scoil Naomh Muire require meticulous planning and hard work to bring to fruition.

“Spending in Education has been a key priority for this Government and I am extremely gratified as a local TD, that during our most difficult economic period in the history of the State, that there has been record levels of investment in our schools locally”.

CREED WELCOMES SUPPORT FOR CORK NORTH WEST SCHOOLS UNDER THE SUMMER WORKS SCHEME

Cork North West T.D. Michael Creed has today welcomed the inclusion of fourteen schools from the Cork North West Constituency in the Summer Works scheme for 2015. Scoil Fionnbarra, Ballingeary, S N Mhuire Kiskeam, S N Naomh Eoin Baiste, Ballincollig, Rockchapel NS, Togher NS, SN Achadh Bolg, Canovee Mixed NS Shandrum NS, Newtownshandrum, Inchigeela NS, SN Cill Mhuire, Macroom Convent NS, Scoil Na mBraithre, Charleville, SN Naomh Lachtin Donoghmore, and Mannix College, Charleville will all receive money to improve and upgrade existing school buildings. This first round of funding will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works.

“The recommencement of the Department of Education’s Summer Works Scheme is significant in that it marks a return to normal funding of our Educational infrastructure following the economic crisis. The Summer Works scheme was one of the first schemes to be cut during the recent economic crisis and I am encouraged to see it restored and developed under this Government”.

“The Scheme provides support for schools to undertake important upgrading and maintenance work during the summer months. While the sums of money involved are modest, this support is hugely beneficial to each and every individual school. Furthermore this scheme empowers school management to engage local contractors to carry out the works and therefore is a boost to the local economy”.

CREED WELCOMES NEW CLASSROOM AND RESOURCE ROOMS FOR CANOVEE N.S.

Cork North West TD, Michael Creed has today welcomed the provision of funding for the construction of a new 80m2 classroom and two 16m2 resource rooms for Canovee National School. Speaking on the announcement Deputy Creed said:

“I recently visited Canovee National School and saw first-hand the over-crowding evident in the school. Therefore I am pleased that the Department has acted to provide the funding required, to build a new classroom and two new resource rooms. This extra accommodation will provide facilities for the delivery of a better working environment for teachers and pupils. I am particularly pleased with the provision of two resource rooms which will help students with special learning needs receive the educational support they require.

“This funding is further evidence of this Governments commitment to investing in education. I am pleased that we are now in a position to see more projects getting the go-ahead to proceed and that the economy is now in a position to support such initiatives”.

MINOR WORKS SCHEME TO BE PAID TO CORK NORTH WEST SCHOOLS NEXT WEEK

Cork North West TD, Michael Creed has welcomed the announcement that The Minor Works Grant will issue to all primary schools in Cork North West, with permanent recognition, next week. Commenting on the provision of €28 million nationally Deputy Creed said:

“This grant will provide much needed investment in local schools starved of finance in recent years. Many schools have had to lean on parents to help pay for vital structural projects across the constituency.

“The fund is focused on improving the physical infrastructure of schools and investment in equipment and furniture. The rates payable are €5,500 per school plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil. The grant is worth €6,425 for a 50 pupil school and more than €11,000 for a 300 pupil school.

“The works that can be undertaken under the Minor Works Grant include improvements to school buildings and grounds, improvement or replacement of mechanical and electrical services, the purchase of standard furniture and physical education equipment, and the purchase of IT related equipment. The grant issuing to all primary schools with full recognition allows schools to carry out minor works without needing to deal directly with the Department

CREED WELCOMES APPROVAL FOR TWO NEW CLASSROOMS FOR OVENS NATIONAL SCHOOL

Cork North West TD Michael Creed has welcomed the provision of funding to Ovens National School to develop two new classrooms. Commenting on the allocation Deputy Creed said;

“I am pleased that funding is to be provided to Ovens National School for the development of additional classroom accommodation. The principal, teachers and board of management of Ovens N.S. have worked hard to develop this school and I am pleased that their application for funding has been successful. I hope that the work can commence on the construction of these new rooms as soon as possible in order to meet the significant growth in enrolments in the school.

“This Government has endeavored to continue investment in our educational infrastructure despite the difficult economic climate. I am confident that this funding will greatly benefit pupils and the staff of Ovens NS”