A Kerry TD has said that he is disappointed that there has been no increase in the number of SNAs allocated to special schools in the county.
Speaking about the announcement made by the Minister for Education and Skills this week, Fianna Fáil TD, John Brassil said that the increase in the allocations for primary and secondary schools are welcome.
However he was disappointed that the 2017/2018 allocation for special schools in the county has remained stagnant at 74 positions.
Deputy Brassil said that the additional 37 SNAs at primary and 13 at secondary level will prove beneficial to the children who will have access to them, but that Kerry is one of a handful of counties that has seen no increase in their SNA allocation for special needs schools.
He added that he would be writing to the Minister asking him to explain why no additional SNAs were appointed to these schools for September