Kill parents sign letter for school safety barrier

PARENTS with children attending the newly opened Kill national school believe a safety barrier is needed outside the building.

PARENTS with children attending the newly opened Kill national school believe a safety barrier is needed outside the building.

According to Cllr Willie Callaghan over 200 people have signed a letter seeking a new barrier.

“I am very disappointed with Kildare County Council who believe that there is no need for the barrier at the school and that if we wish to pursue this we will have to do it through the Department of Education and Science, “ Cllr Callaghan said.

He said the council originally agreed with his suggestion to move the railings from the old school to the new school but this plan was scuppered when it emerged that the Saplings School was preparing to move into the old building so the railings must be kept there.

“When planning permission was granted the railing should have been included as a condition. The parents of children in the school are very worried and because we know how slow the department is to respond,” added Cllr. Callaghan. He said he is willing to use part of his discretionary grant to provide a new railing at the school, because “the school principal and the board of management and the parents see this as an accident waiting to happen.”