Sinn Féin MLA and Education Spokesperson Chris Hazzard has welcomed the announcement by Education Minister John O’Dowd that a survey of parents living along the border corridor will take place.
Mr. Hazzard said,
“Families living along the border corridor will now have an opportunity to state if they would prefer their child to go to their nearest school even if this is on the opposite side of the border from where they live.
“This will be particularly relevant in rural border areas where they may be only a couple of schools close to each other but have little or no contact at present.
“I will be urging all parents with children at school along the border area to participate in the survey so that we can build better relationships and outcomes for all of our children along the border corridor.”