Sligo Councillor says it’s unfair to ask parents to fundraise for schools running costs

A Sligo Councillor and teacher says it’s unfair to expect parents to fundraise in order to raise funds for heating and lighting in schools.


There are warnings that if Covid-19 grants are reduced at the same time that energy costs continue to rise many schools will struggle.


Sligo Drumcliff Independent Councillor and secondary school teacher Marie Casserly says many parents are already under pressure financially and should not be asked to contribute further when it comes to the day to day running of schools.


She says that Covid-19 funding that was paid to schools resulted in them for once being adequately funded and the Independent Councillor has urged the Education Minister to ensure that schools continue to receive this level of funding: