A file photo of campaigners for a second level Educate Together in Kildare South
A partnership is on the cards between the Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board and the Educate Together movement for the provision of second level education in South Kildare.
The confirmation from Dep Martin Heydon came after the Minister for Education Richard Bruton made an announcement this morning.
Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon welcomed the news, saying: "Earlier this month I facilitated an initial meeting between the SKET campaign and KWETB to examine what partnership opportunities could emerge to assist the campaign. This announcement of the opening of discussions with the National Educate Together Association and KWETB is a further move in the right direction towards providing the additional choice that many parents in South Kildare have been seeking and I look forward to seeing how these discussions progress.
“We still need to keep working on the area of increased capacity and provision of more ASD units at second level in South Kildare. The Department of Education has consistently told us that based on their figures they believe that sufficient increased capacity in Kildare South can be provided for from existing schools and extensions to those schools."