A Laois school has had to put back opening its doors to staff and pupils as remedial work on the school building is not yet finished.
Presentation Primary School Portarlington will not be re-opening its doors until Monday, September 2.
In an email sent to parents and guardians today, principal Cathal Ruane explained the circumstances:
“Unfortunately, today the Department of Education has informed the school Board of Management the construction company will not be finished the remedial work on the school building until Friday August 30.
“The children will not be able to return to school until Monday September 2, the Board completely understand that this is hugely inconvenient for you all but it is out of our control.
“Staff will be back on Tuesday next as per calendar for in-service and during the week preparing etc. and getting the classrooms and ASD unit ready over the weekend of the 31.
“The Board and school staff appreciate your continued support with this last step in getting our school back to normal.”
All classes will be returning on Monday, September 2.
Work began on the school earlier this summer.
Last week, the Department of Education said the defects had already been ‘permanently remediated’.
However this essential building work has not yet been completed and the school has no other choice to but to open at the later date.