8 schools in Monaghan benefit from second round of the Summer Works Scheme – Humphreys
Cavan-Monaghan Fine Gael TD, Heather Humphreys, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD of the second round of funding under the 2014 Summer Works Scheme.
“I am delighted that 8 schools in Monaghan have been successful in their application for funding under the second round of this year’s Summer Works Scheme.
“The Summer Works Scheme allows schools to carry out small and medium scale building works such as gas, electrical and mechanical works, roof and window upgrades and structural improvements. The first round of funding was announced at the end of March.
“This second round of funding provides for the fixing of roofs and the upgrading of toilet facilities and I am delighted that the following schools in County Monaghan have been successful in their applications for funding: Beech Hill College – Monaghan, Scoil Naoimh Eanna – Killanny, Urbleshanny NS – Scotstown, Aughnafarcon NS – Broomfield, Corracrin NS – Emyvale, SN Cholmcille – Taithe Bui, Carrickmacross, Oliver Plunkett NS – Loughmourne and last but not least Killeevan Central NS – Newbliss.
“These works will be carried out in the summer, while students and teachers are on holidays, to minimise disruption. At a time when all capital budgets continue to be restricted, it is very positive that this vital scheme has being reinstated. Together with the first round of the Summer Works Scheme, a total of 19 local schools in Monaghan will benefit from Summer Works funding and I know this will come as very welcome news to teachers, pupils and parents.
“I am pleased that the Government is continuing to prioritise the upgrading of school facilities and it is important to bear in mind that a number of local contractors will benefit from securing these works which will help to create and sustain jobs locally,” concluded Deputy Humphreys.