There is a very real crisis in South Kildare right now, that is not being solved by the current school buildings announcement.
Our campaign group are regularly meeting worried and stressed parents, many of whom don’t yet have second-level places secured for their children for 2016. And this situation is only going to continue to get worse.
Children end up moving outside their area, without their peers, to secure a second-level school place which is extremely stressful, when they are at such a vulnerable age in their young lives.
Here is a letter from one such concerned parent: