Local TD Frances Fitzgerald has today welcomed the announcement that the Minor Works Grant will be paid to all primary schools in Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Brittas, Newcastle, Rathcoole and Saggart, next week.
Speaking about the announcement, Fitzgerald commented, “I am pleased to announce that a Minor Works Grant will issue to primary schools throughout the local area next week. I am aware of the importance of the Minor Works Grant to schools. For this reason, I have prioritised its issue before the end of this year, notwithstanding the other significant demands on resources at this time.
“All local 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.
“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.
“As local TD, I work closely with Principals and Boards of Management in local primary and secondary schools. I know the excellent work done by them in using the Minor Works Grant effectively to improve school infrastructure and upgrade the furniture and equipment available for teaching and learning.”