Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs
and Trade Pat Breen has warmly welcomed the news that Labasheeda National School is to retain their second teacher from September 2014.
“I was delighted
to receive confirmation today (Monday) that Labasheeda National School’s appeal has been awarded by the Primary Schools Appeals Board. This means that the second teacher will be retained at the School from September next, which is very positive news for the School and the wider community in the Labasheeda area.
I have been in touch with the School, the Board and Management of School and the parents in relation to the School on an going basis and earlier this year, I raised this matter on the floor of Dail Eireann.
Labasheeda National School is pivotal to the sustainability of the village, and today’s news is a boost for the children, teachers and their families and I am pleased for them and wish them well going forward.
Many of our small primary schools are located in rural communities and their futures should not be based solely on pounds, shillings and pence but on their social and economic value to these communities and I hope that this is something which the Education and Skills Minister Ruairi Quinn T.D. will take on board once the value for money review of small schools is published.”