Joe McHugh increase primary school places in Ashbourne NOW!

Joe McHugh increase primary school places in Ashbourne NOW!

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Leanne Kearns started this petition to Department of Education

Most parents/guardians are currently unaware of the growing problem with regards to school placements until they begin the process of transitioning from preschools/Montessori to the next educational level known as junior infants. Notwithstanding the Department of Education being fully aware of this major problem within the Ashbourne community for three years, they have failed to act or plan accordingly. To date there are no facilities or provisions in place to procure this growing problem and unfortunately for many parents, this only comes into play as they participate in this process. A number of children in 2018 were placed in schools in surrounding areas, some were home schooled and again in 2019, parents are receiving lists of schools in the Meath area with places available however, these schools are 10 to 18 kilometres away and this is simply not a solution to this ever growing problem. Talks are not advancing to any future plans for extra seats or expansions within existing schools. With combined factors of new housing estates and additional phases to existing estates, Ashbourne is drastically expanding and supply cannot keep up with demand. A number of concerned parents have contacted Minister for Education Joe McHugh directly some weeks back and have yet to receive a response outlining the departments intentions on the matter. This problem is now and this petition will be a representation of how we as a community cannot accept the school infrastructure as is stands. We need additional places NOW, as many children are left in limbo with no placements at all, thus leaving parents/guardians in overwrought and agonizing circumstances. We ask that you sign this petition and let our voices be heard.

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