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THE committee involved in the campaign for a new Second-level school for Claregalway has been very successful in the 10 months since it began its work last year. In January the Department of Education announced the official approval/recognition of the school for Claregalway and in March began the process of site acquisition when the advertised for tenders/proposals from local landowners. Several submissions have been made and the Department is now reviewing these proposals.

The committee has been focused from the start on the establishment of the new school in temporary accommodation as soon as possible. This would not interfere with the new build process, which will take a number of years. Informal proposals to provide temporary accommodation received a serious response from the Department. The committee will be refining and submitting formal proposals to the Department within the coming weeks. We are requesting confirmation of a proposed start date of September 2012.

There are some professional fees and related costs associated with these proposals and the furthre investigation and refinement of the proposals. The parents committee request your support in paying for some of these costs.

The committee has the full backing and support of the Claregalway Community Development Association in its work to date and into the future. A public information meeting for interested parents and members of the community will be held on Monday 20th June at 8.30 p.m. in the Claregalway Hotel to bring everyone up to date on progress and developments.

Claregalway Second-level School/Parents Action Committee (30 parents from the surrounding area)

Chairman: Paddy Tobin, Vice-Chairman: Michael Hannon; Secretary: A. Cormican; Treasurer: Ronan Staunton