Three-month period for representations to education minister to keep Ballisodare school open

A Sligo county councillor who’s a teacher in St Mary’s College in Ballisodare is making a renewed appeal to people to contact the Education Minister as part of the ongoing campaign to keep the school open.

The school trustees, the Catholic Education Irish Schools Trust — known as CEIST — has decided to close the school in three years time.

School Principal Anthony Carty has written to parents and guardians saying it had been informed following engagement between CEIST and the Department of Education and Skills, that representations can be made directly to the Minister for Education, which is normal procedure.

There is a three-month period for these representations, lasting until the beginning of July.

County councillor and teacher Marie Casserly says it’s vital people take part in this process.