I had a great meeting with the Board of Management at Gort Community School to discuss progress on the school’s €4.1 million extension project to build a wide range of additional classrooms and facilities.
The school recently received approval to design and plan six new classrooms, a science lab and prep area, one Special Education Teaching room, one technical graphics room and three Special Education Needs base rooms, including one prefab replacement.
The school was originally designed for 700 students but the expansion project will allow it to accommodate 1,000 students.
The Principal and Secretary to the Board of Management, Brian Crossan, the Board of Management, parents and staff have all worked so hard on this project.
I was delighted that my colleague, the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh and his Department have responded so positively to the needs of the school, the students and the parents.