Local Fianna Fáil TD, John Curran is calling on the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton to urgently move to deliver the much needed extension at Lucan Community College.
Speaking on the matter Deputy Curran said, “In April 2016, the then Minister Jan O’Sullivan informed me directly that the planned project to make significant improvements to substandard facilities at Lucan Community College, was listed to proceed construction in 2016,” explained Deputy Curran.
“Development of the extension work at Lucan Community College has been halted and no progress has been made beyond an early planning stage. Earlier this month, I sought an update from the Minister in relation to the development of the school extension but he failed to provide any further detail.
“It remains unclear from the Minister’s response as to when the project will receive approval to move to the next stage of development, never mind a completion date. This is very worrying for students, parents, staff and the entire school community at Lucan Community College.
“The school’s current facilities are almost 30 years old. The accommodation is over stretched and unfit to cater for the growing school population and the needs of a modern teaching environment.
“Lucan Community College has a long-standing reputation throughout the community however; the school will no longer be in a position to meet demands in enrollment without provision of a suitable building.
“I am calling on the Minister to seriously prioritise this issue and to give approval for this project to proceed to stage 2B. I will be further raising this matter with the Minister to ensure that the young people in our community receive the best quality of learning possible,” concluded Deputy Curran.