St Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe is in urgent need of additional classroom accommodation, according to Roscommon based Senator Eugene Murphy.
Senator Murphy recently visited the school, based at the Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre.
He says it has ten extra students enrolled for next September but it has nowhere to put these students. The school has applied for two new classrooms and that application now needs to be accelerated as a matter of urgency.
The Fianna Fail senator says the school caters for children with moderate to profound special needs and it has over 30 students at present. Plans for a permanent school on a green field site for St Teresa’s Special School are still at site acquisition stage and so the emergency classroom accommodation is vital in the interim to ensure the long-term viability of the facility.