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The formal approval of Cork Education and Training Board’s (CETB) plan for temporary accommodation for Carrigtwohilll Community College has been welcomed by David Stanton, Minister of State at the Department of Justice & Equality and Fine Gael General Election 2020 candidate for Cork East.  The Department of Education has confirmed that CETB can proceed with the purchase of accommodation which will be sufficient to meet the requirements of Carrigtwohill Community College for the years 2020-2023.

“I am delighted that CETB has received approval in principal to proceed with purchasing additional temporary accommodation to ensure there are sufficient facilities to cater for students seeking to enrol in the coming academic years while the new school is being built,” said David Stanton.

The temporary accommodation plan includes the following:

  • 2 general classrooms for 2020/21 (2 x 49m2) which are in addition to the 2 general classrooms already due to be installed in March 2020
  • 1 internal social space (100m2) which is required for 2020/21
  • Additional toilets for students and staff which are also required for 2020/2021
  • 8 further general classrooms (8 x 49m2) required for 2021/22 and 2022/23
  • 1 science room (100m2) required for 2021
  • 1 metalwork room (100m2) required 2021
  • 1 office (20m2)
  • 1 staff room (35m2)
  • 1 additional hard-play area

“This approval is very welcome as it will give peace of mind to staff, parents and students in the coming years as the permanent build progresses.  I understand that the Department of Education and Skills Major Projects section will shortly be meeting with CETB to discuss how to progress the temporary accommodation project through the design, planning and tendering process” concluded David Stanton.