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Latest Laois News: Progress for Kolbe Special School in Portlaoise
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Latest Laois News: Progress for Kolbe Special School in Portlaoise

Kolbe Special School โ€“ ‘Great’ Progress- Fleming

This authorisation by the Minister will be very welcome news to everybody involved and associated with Kolbe Special School, who have been waiting a long time for progress on this very important project.

“Today is a good day and I will continue to ensure progress continues for the new school.

At all times during the General Election 2020 I publicly stated  that the Kolbe Special School was my No1 priority school in the County.”

Sean Fleming TD Minister of State, Department of Finance is pleased to announce ‘great’ progress for Kolbe Special School, Portlaoise.

“I am now delivering on this election commitment.

I have today received the following e-mail from the Minister for Education Norma Foley TD as follows”:

Please be advised that Kolbe Special School, Portlaoise, RN 20100P, has recently been authorised to progress to Stage 2b โ€“ Detailed Design which includes applications for all statutory consents, including Planning Permission, Disability Access Certificate and Fire Safety Certificate and also the preparation of tender documentation. 

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Sean Fleming TD welcomes news of progress for a new Kolbe Special School in Portlaoise

The brief is to provide a new replacement school building designed for special needs pupils on a greenfield site. The project will deliver a single storey building, providing an  8 classroom special school and appropriate ancillary accommodation including a General Purpose room, a Home Economics Room, a Daily Living Skills room, library and resource area.