Department of Education rolls back on Budget cuts

The Department of Education is rowing back on some of the substitution teacher cuts made in the Budget.

Under a deal agreed with schools, post-primary management bodies will make €16m of savings on substitution costs, while each school will get a certain number of hours of substitution cover.

In primary schools there will be substitute cover for teachers on uncertified sick leave after the first day of absence.

In schools where more than one teacher is absent, substitute cover will be provided for the second and subsequent teachers that are absent.

In schools with two teachers or less, full cover will be provided.

The Department says the interim arrangements will cost €2m.

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