Méid an Téacs

Low uptake on patronage survey so far in Castlebar

Samhain 6, 2012

With under a week left until the closing date for the survey on the future patronage of schools in Castlebar, the Department of Education is worried about the low uptake of the survey by parents.

Labour Party town councillor Harry Barrett told the Mayo Advertiser this week: “I’ve been in contact with Minister Quinn’s office about this during the week and they are concerned about the low uptake of the survey in Castlebar. A low turn out could skew the results and give a result that might not reflect the views of the majority. I urge all parents to take part in the survey and shape the future of their children’s schools.”

Castlebar is part of a small number of areas that were included in the initial survey phase and it can be completed on www.education.ie and the closing date is Thursday, November 8.