Two Tralee Schools Receive Funding For Roof Works

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MINISTER for Education, Norma Foley TD, has today announced €1.6 million in funding for Kerry schools under the 2021 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding will facilitate a number of important projects to proceed in the county, including roof works in Holy Family NS in Tralee and Caherleaheen NS.

Minister Foley commented “I am very pleased to announce this significant tranche of funding for Kerry schools today.

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This funding will facilitate works under Category 2, roof works, to proceed at primary level and all works under Category 6, toilet and other sanitary facilities, to proceed. The upgrade of toilet and other sanitary facilities has been brought forward due to Covid-19.

“These schools will be notified today to allow them to plan ahead for these works to be carried out during Summer 2021. School staff and leadership have shown such dedication and determination this year through challenging circumstances, and I hope that this funding is of assistance to them.

“This funding is in addition to the €160 million Minor Works scheme which the Department of Education has provided this year to schools.”

The Summer Works Scheme (SWS) is designed to allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works that will improve and upgrade existing school buildings.

This package will allow Category 2 projects (Roof works) to be completed at primary level and Category 6 projects (toilet facilities) to be completed at primary and post-primary levels.

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  1. We are delighted that our proposed roof works have been given the green light and necessary financial support by the DoES. The Summer Works application and the ultimate delivery of this scheme is a challenging one for engineers, BoMs and principals around the county and nationally.

    Bua tré iarracht!

    Tabhaire aire,

    Mary Connolly.

    Principal of Caherleaheen NS