Frank O’Rourke TD has welcomed the confirmation from the Department of Education and Skills that a school bus will now be provided for children from Johnstownbridge attending Scoil Dara in Kilcock.
Frank commented, “The new school transport service will be extended from Enfield to Johnstownbridge, thereby enabling all children living along this route to have access to a school bus service. I first raised this matter with the Minister and his officials, when a number of parents contacted me with their concerns.”
“I met regularly with the Minister of State with responsibility for school transport, John Halligan T.D., asking what steps are being taken to resolve this issue. Following on from these meetings, a recommendation is being prepared by Department Officials for the Minister’s approval and sign-off. I understand that this process is anticipated to be finalised in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.”
“I am delighted to have assisted in having this very important issue progressed for the children attending Scoil Dara Kilcock, and for their parents”, concluded Deputy O’Rourke