Improvement works for the heating system in a Laois primary school will commence shortly following the approval of funding.
Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming confirmed that Minister for Education Norma Foley had approved funding for the Presentation Primary School in Portarlington.
This funding is approved under the Emergency Works Scheme and will see an overall of the heating system in a school that was constructed less than a decade ago.
Mr Fleming said: “The works that can now proceed as a result of this announcement involves improvements to the gas works and new gas boiler for the heating system in the school.
“There have been issues in relation to the heating and the school applied for funding under this scheme to allow these works be carried out on an emergency basis.
“I look forward to the school putting arrangements in place to ensure these improvement works are carried out as soon as possible.
“I compliment the Board of Management, Principal and all involved in this very busy school for their work on behalf of their pupils.
“These works on the gas/heating system will be of benefit to the entire school community.”