Today, Wicklow Minister Simon Harris has confirmed the Department of Education will remove the temporary accommodation units currently in place on the school’s site and open two brand new special classrooms in the school.
Along with this, the proposed higher-spec and uplift ball court has been approved for full funding from the Department of Education.
After working closely with St. David’s Secondary School’s Principal, Simon Carey, and the Department of Education for a number of months, Minister Harris has commended the Department’s decision to ensure that funding and an actionable plan is in place so that the temporary accommodation can be removed without delay.
Minister Harris said, “I am beyond delighted that St. David’s Secondary School has been approved for funding that will vastly improve the quality of life and educational experiences of our students. I want to thank the school’s principal Simon Carey for his work and commitment to St. David’s, as his efforts and close engagement on these issues ensured that this matter was driven forward. The two new special classrooms will also be a great addition to the school and will ensure that our young people with additional needs receive the same high-quality education as every other student.”