Nearly 1,400 pupils in five schools will benefit from school improvement spending this summer according to Cllr Lisa Delaney.
The Labour Party candidate said Mountmellick Boys NS, Ballyadams NS, Barr na Sruthan NS, Scoil Mhuire Fatima NS in Timahoe & Heywood Community School would get funding.
“The successful schools will receive money to improve and upgrade existing school buildings. This first round of funding will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works across three categories of projects - gas, electrical and mechanical,” said the candidate in the Mountmellick/Borris in Ossory area.
“1,329 students in primary and second level schools across Laois will benefit as a result of the funding we are making available today under the Summer Works Scheme for 2014. Today’s announcement is part of this Government’s continued commitment to improve facilities in schools throughout the country. These works will be carried out in schools over the summer months, when the pupils are on holidays, so the disruption to schooling will be kept to a minimun,” he said.
She said these projects will stimulate economic activity and creat construction jobs.