Cork South Central Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath has urged parents in County Cork to make their views known about the patronage of schools in their areas as part of a Department of Education survey which ends this week.
Deputy McGrath said the School Patronage Survey is seeking the views of parents in Carrigaline and Passage West in Cork South Central about the ownership and religious ethos of the primary schools in the area. Bandon, Fermoy, Youghal and Cobh in County Cork are also included in the survey.
Deputy McGrath commented: “This survey involves asking the parents or guardians of all children aged 0 to 12 years old in these areas to advise the Department as to what type of primary school they would like their children to attend.
“I would encourage all parents in the Passage West and Carrigaline areas to sign up and participate in this survey, which is being overseen by the Department of Education.
“There seems to be a misconception among some parents I have speaking with that this survey only affects the patronage of schools that have not been provided. This is not the case. The results of the survey could be used to change the patronage of existing schools so parents really should make their views known.”
The deadline for submission is midnight this Friday 8 February and parents can complete the survey online at www.education.ie.