A sign (above) erected last night at the building site for the new Holy Family National School
Ardmore Road, Mullingar, County Westmeath.
Holy Family NS Action Group writes:
After it was announced last month that the completion of the new Holy Family (Curraghmore) National School has been pushed back AGAIN to October 2019 (the 9th revision date in the last 5 years) we are taking action to ensure the newest date is met this time.
We have had excuse after excuse and we don’t know what the issue is that is causing such delays so we now just want to highlight the issue and put the pressure on to get the school delivered.
The site is not being resourced adequately and it looks unlikely that the new October 2019 date will be met now either.
The building was originally supposed to be ready around September 2015/2016. It is a 12 month contract.
Since then, 287 students are in inadequate prefab buildings on an overcrowded site. 46 of the new junior infants this year will begin their school experience off site.
This includes 24 ASD /Special Needs students who are among the most vulnerable in society.