Friday, July 07, 2017

'More positive' prospect for Brannoxtown NS

The appointment of two members of a new Community Liaison Group to Brannoxtown National School Board of Management was a 'positive' move, concerned parents of pupils and prospective pupils heard at a meeting last night, writes Brian Byrne.

The liaison group was formed from a public meeting the previous week, when concerns that it would reduce to a two-teacher or even a one-teacher school had been aired.

Reporting back at last night's meeting, the group said that that there will now be a 'very direct communication' for parents and the community with the management of the school, following the appointment of Conor O'Toole and Rosie Sheehan to the Board of Management.

The liaison group reported that a lot of work has already been done, and that 'conditional commitments' had been received from parents to have their children attend in September. These commitments depend on the success of the school management and community achieving enough such commitments to keep the school viable.

Deputy Martin Heydon, who attended last night's meeting, said he was heartened by the swift progress of the liaison group's work, and he hoped that there would be an equally positive result from the parents of relevant school pupils in the community.