Publication of draft area plans welcomed
Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has welcomed the publication of draft area plans primary school for the primary school sector.
Mr. Hazzard said,
“I welcome the publication of the draft primary school area plans by the various education and library boards and CCMS. A formal consultation is now open and that will allow everyone to make their views known on the plans before they go to the Minister for decision-making.
“The area planning process is designed to improve our educational standards and I would encourage everyone to play their part in helping to shape a first class and sustainable education estate.
“There is no doubting that change is required in the educational estate and area planning will be an evolving process over the coming years which will enable parents, teachers and communities to become involved in the debate. Area planning is a fundamental part of shaping a system founded on sustainability and a first class education for all children. Its vital that we all become involved in realising that potential."