Parents asked to decide how Wexford school is set up

Parents asked to decide how Wexford school is set up

For the first time ever in Ireland, parents are being given a formal role in deciding who runs a new local secondary school.

The 1,000-pupil school in Gorey in Wexford will open next year.

The Department of Education is launching a survey seeking parents' views on who should be appointed patron of the new school.

The choice is between running it as a community college run by the local VEC, or an Educate Together secondary school.

The Department has invited both the VEC and Educate Together to make presentations at a public meeting in the town tonight.

The parents' survey is the factor with the single greatest weighting in the department's decision-making process.


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