Children in border areas may get school choice

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest By News Highland – April 2, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Facebook Families living in the border area are to be consulted about the option of sending their children to primary and second level schools in the neighbouring jurisdiction.A decision to carry out the survey has been agreed by the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, and his counterpart in the Northern Ireland executive, John O’Dowd.Education Minister in the North John O’Dowd said that a questionnaire will be circulated through schools and community groups to assess the level of demand so that the provision of future services can be planned in a co-ordinated way.The survey will concentrate on primary and second level pupils, living within six miles of the border.It is hoped to have the information gathered and analysed in time for a North/South meeting of ministers in the autumn.Two schools in Ballyshannon, and Bundoran, have been approached to form a partnership.Part of the plans could see pupils make the choice between studying for GCSEs and A levels in Northern Ireland or Junior and Leaving Certificates in the Republic. Facebook Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Previous articleRiverine project to be formally launched in Strabane todayNext articleCllr Canning says cross-border proposals will shut rural schools News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Children in border areas may get school choice Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img

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