Tipperary schools approved for Summer Works Scheme

Cllr Virginia O'Dowd

Cllr Virginia O'Dowd

A total of 22 schools in Tipperary, including three in Nenagh, are to receive funding under round two of the Summer Works Scheme, according to Cllr. Virginia O’Dowd.

The funding was announced by Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn this Thursday.

Cllr. O’Dowd said: “Among the local schools to receive funding are Kilruane National School, St. Mary’s Junior Boys’ National School, and Kilkeary National School

“I am delighted that these schools have been successful in their applications. This funding will benefit a total of 5,300 students in Tipperary.

“It means they can now carry out refurbishment works to roofs and upgrades to toilet facilities, resulting in better quality conditions for students and teachers.

“These works come on the back of a previous round of funding, which also benefitted schools in Tipperary.

“These works, to be carried out during the summer months, will cause minimal disruption to students in each of the schools. In addition, work will be provided for local contractors, who will now be invited to tender for works by the local schools.”


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