Additional funding for the cleaning of primary schools will be provided by the dept ahead of the re-opening of schools in September. That was confirmed yesterday by the General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) John Boyle.
Many primary schools up until now, would have been cleaned maybe once or twice a week, that will have to be significantly ramped up as a result of Covid 19.
However, principals, teachers, boards of management and parent councils are all busy getting ready for a Sept 1st reopening.
It’s a busy and ever changing environment, but Ballina based principal Vincent Duffy, the Mayo/ Sligo District representative of the INTO says everyone involved is keen to get children back to learning and socialising.
Vincent is the principal of Breafy NS, outside Ballina he’s been telling Midwest News today about the preparations now underway to ensure that it happens and at the same time that all health and safety advice is adhered to.