Re-Opening of Two Mile School is Top Class News!
Statement by Brendan Griffin TD
Monday, June 12th, 2017
KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, is warmly welcoming confirmation that the Two Mile National School, Killarney, is to re-open as a Community National School this September. The school did not open last September and has been empty since then.
In February of this year, Deputy Griffin organised a meeting between local people and officials from Kerry Education and Training Board to explore the prospect of the school becoming a Community National School. Arising from this exploratory meeting, a wider consultative meeting was organised by the local community, where Deputy Griffin was called upon to formally witness the unanimous support in the community for the Community School proposal. Since then, formal efforts have been ongoing to finalise the process of re-opening the school and Deputy Griffin has been liaising closely with the local community, Minister for Education and Kerry ETB.
Deputy Griffin said: “I am delighted that this day has come, after many months of hard work by the local community, Kerry ETB and the Bishop of Kerry.
“I am glad to have played my part in ensuring that this fine school will re-open in September to serve the needs of the local and wider community.
“I want to pay tribute to everybody involved in this effort and it is great to have such a positive outcome.”
Two Mile National School to Open under New Patronage as Community National School in September Announcement in Kerry is first Reconfiguration under Plan by Minister Bruton to Deliver 400 Multi-Denominational and Non- Denominational Schools
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, has today welcomed the decision of the Bishop of Kerry, patron of the Two Mile / Cahooreigh NS, to transfer the school to Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) to re-open under the ETB’s patronage as a community national school.