75 primary schools in Louth can avail of Minor Works Grant

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David Lynch

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75 primary schools in Louth can avail of Minor Works Grant

75 primary schools in Louth can avail of Minor Works Grant

Following the announcement today by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., that the Minor Works Grant will be paid to all primary schools next week, Louth Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick has welcomed the news that 75 schools in County Louth can benefit from the grant.

"All primary schools will receive a flat rate Minor Works Grant of €5,500 plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil attending a special school or special class. The grant is worth €6,425 for a 50 pupil school and over €11,000 for a 300 pupil school.

"I would like to commend the Department of Education and Skills for their commitment and I firmly believe that education is the key to giving every child equal opportunity in life. ‘Our aim is to make Ireland’s education and training system the best in Europe within a decade’.

"Schools can use the grant for a variety of school works, including improvements to school buildings and grounds, improvement or replacement of mechanical and electrical services, the purchase of standard furniture and physical education equipment, the purchase of floor coverings and window blinds, and the purchase of IT related equipment."