Granlahan National School are set to see the hours allocated to their special needs department cut when the new school year begins this Autumn.

That’s according to Roscommon based Senator Eugene Murphy.

Senator Murphy received correspondence from the school principal and secretary who have expressed concern over the cutbacks despite the fact that enrollment numbers are continuing to rise.

Senator Murphy pointed out that the Department of Education will say that there is more availability in the education sector for special needs teaching across the country.

However, while this is indeed true, the national picture does not reflect that of the local, he added.

The Fianna Fail representative says that there is no point in having increased student numbers when the service is not there for the students to be assessed properly and correctly.

Senator Murphy has been outlining these concerns to Midwest Radio’s Rian Bailey.


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