Parents get vote to take schools out of Church control –
PARENTS will start voting within weeks on whether they want to hand over a Catholic primary school in their area to another patron body.
In a ground-breaking move, the Department of Education will seek the views of parents in five areas on the demand for a change in patronage, and their preference for who should run the schools.
The surveys of five areas is the first step in the process and will be followed in November with similar plebiscites in 39 other towns or suburbs identified as potentially ripe for change.
The historic move is aimed at reducing the control of the Catholic Church in primary education and offering parents greater choice to reflect the cultural and religious mix in Irish society generally.
Posted on September 18, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged Arklow, Catholic Church, Dublin, EDUCATION, Irish, Irish Independent, Oceania, Teachta Dála, Tramore. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.