Fine Gael T.D. for Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and North Roscommon Frank Feighan has announced that the Abbey Community College secondary school in Boyle has received Ministerial approval this week for the construction of a new two classroom ASD Unit at the school along with the conversion of an old school classroom into a new home economics room.
Funding for the project has been approved under the Additional Accommodation Scheme administered by the Department of Education and Skills.
Deputy Feighan said, “I am delighted for the students, parents and teaching staff at Abbey Community College Boyle that this development has now been sanctioned and I look forward to this additional accommodation being made available to the students of the school.
I want to congratulate the Principal of the school and his management team for submitting a very strong application on behalf of the school and for seeing it through to fruition.
“There were some concerns that the project might have been impacted by the financial crisis the State is now in due to COVID19. However, after I raised the issue on the floor of the Dáil in May these fears was somewhat clarified and just a month later I am delighted to see that the Department have given the green light for the project to proceed this week.
“I look forward to seeing the developments at the school begin construction in the not too distant future”.