Government must extend deadline for SNA applications – Mc Conalogue

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Charlie McConalogue FF
Charlie McConalogue FF

The government is being urged to extend the deadline for applications for special needs supports in schools.
All applications for new supports must be made by Friday week, but Donegal North East Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue says that current deadline is ‘unfair and unrealistic’.
Deputy Mc Conalogue, the Fianna Fail Education Spokesperson says any child with disabilities that has not been assessed in time may have to go the full school year without the support they need, and that’s totally unacceptable.
He says schools are under pressure because the minister hasn’t met the need for more supports, and this deadline is exacerbating the problem…………..
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