Six Laois schools are to receive extra special education classes for the new academic year.
Sean Fleming, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, announced the approval for the coming new school year (2021/22).
Barrowhouse NS, Raheen NS, Our Lady’s Meadow NS Durrow, Castletown NS, Dunamase College and Heywood Community School will be able to offer these new special classes from September 2021.
Mr Fleming said: “Four of these classes are at primary level and two and secondary school level. The schools have already been notified of this.
“This is great news for these Laois schools and these classes are of great support to parents and students who require this additional assistance.
“Supporting students with special needs and offering opportunities to attend mainstream schools is a priority for the Government, and these additional placements will benefit many students.
“I also would like to acknowledge the teachers and support staff, their work in supporting these special classes and their efforts ensure that students have every opportunity to meet their learning needs and potential.”