City Councillor calls for urgent funding for Renmore school

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Galway City Councillor Alan Cheevers is calling on the Department of Education to urgently look at funding for a new school for Scoil Chaitriona in Renmore.

The Fianna Fáil councillor said its unacceptable that a school in 2020 which caters for over 800 junior and senior children is expected to work in its current conditions.

“In a time when class sizes are increasing, it is not acceptable that they have to use prefabs-some of which are in very poor condition.”

Councillor Cheevers added that the current building has inadequate heating systems which are extremely energy inefficient when compared with modern systems.

“The school has had to spent hundreds of thousands of euro on the upkeep of a building that is continuing to deteriorate each year,” Alan Cheevers said

“It is such a shame that school does not have a building to match the exceptional reputation it has for providing a quality education service to the local community”.

“This school is too important a resource to the  community to be ignored any longer,” concluded Mr Cheevers.

Scoil Chaitriona is composed of two coeducational primary level schools at Ballyloughane Strand in Renmore.

The Junior school caters for students from junior infants to second class, while Scoil Chaitriona senior teaches students from third to sixth class.