Class news as school in Kilkenny village gets green light to build new extension
Plans to expand a small national school in county Kilkenny have been approved by the local authority.
Last August the Board of Management of Scoil Bhríde National School in Lisdowney lodged an application with Kilkenny County Council seeking permission to build a new one classroom extension.
In late October the local authority requested further information on aspects of the project, specifically the treatment of waste created at the school.
In early January, the council received detailed information on the waste treatment proposals and decided to grant permission to the project.
The 76-pupil school which opened in 1989, currently has three mainstream teachers, a special class teacher for autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), a shared learning support teacher, a part-time resource teacher, as well as two special needs assistants.
The development will consist of the construction of a new single-storey extension to the existing main school building comprising of one additional mainstream classroom, a link corridor and all associated site works.