The principals of 12 Cork primary schools — all in the Department of Education’s DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) disadvantage scheme — have written the following letter to local TDs to highlight how Budget 2012 will affect them and their pupils:
Tue, 13 Dec, 2011
THE family of a four-year-old boy who suffers from quadriplegic cerebral palsy, is profoundly deaf, unable to speak and was born with a hole in his heart is set to lose €9,152 a year because of hidden budget family income supplement (FIS) cuts.
Sat, 10 Dec, 2011
THE Department of Education says a 20% cut to a fund for students with disabilities will leave enough money to meet demand, just three months after telling another department it could seriously affect numbers taking up college places.
Thu, 08 Dec, 2011