THREE families who appealed a decision by St Brogan’s College Board of Management in Bandon not to grant first year places to their children this September have been successful.
This has prompted Cork South West Independent TD Michael Collins to call on the school to reopen the appeal system particularly in light of temporary accommodation being sanctioned by the Department of Education.
‘This could afford the opportunity for those parents who had given up hope that there would be no more extra classrooms a chance to appeal,’ said Deputy Collins.
The appeal hearings were heard at the Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) offices last Friday and the families were informed by letter on Monday that their appeals were upheld.
A spokesperson for Cork ETB said that ‘the school will be in contact with those families in due course.’
The school is currently operating a waiting list such is the demand for places with all 95 first years spots already taken for this September.
Two weeks ago, the Department of Education approved interim accommodation for St Brogan’s, while permanent accommodation is being built, to solve the serious overcrowding crisis.