Friday, June 01, 2018

CPC extension plans 'need rapid progress' — Heydon

An extension planned for Cross & Passion College in Kilcullen 'needs to be progressed quickly', according to former pupil and TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, writes Brian Byrne.

He made the comment against the background of the growing need for more school places in the constituency, including a new school build at Secondary Level required and additional ASD places needed.

The CPC extension, and similar plans for Athy Community College and the Patricians in Newbridge, as well as a long-awaited new school build at St Paul's in Monasterevin, need to be 'accelerated', using the rapid build process, Deputy Heydon says.

He will be welcoming the Minister for Education & Skills, Richard Bruton TD, at the opening of a €4m 8-classroom new primary school at Gaelscoil Mhic Aodha in Kildare today, and promises that he will use the opportunity of the Minister’s visit to emphasise to him the continuing need for further investment in education in South Kildare.

"While the total capital spend in the Kildare region on school buildings is over €200m in the last seven years, we still need more," he says.

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