On Friday 8th January Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation
Damien English T.D. officially visited Castlepollard College to open
their new extension, raise the school’s 3rd Green flag and sample the
formal and informal curriculum of the school. He was joined by local
Fine Gael Councillor and Chairman of the Board of Management Frank
McDermott, as well as other local public representatives, BOM members,
ETB members, other local School Principals and parents.
On 27th March, 2013, Longford and Westmeath Education & Training Board
was sanctioned a grant under the Department’s 2013 Additional
Accommodation Scheme to provide 2 additional 49m2 classrooms at
Castlepollard Community College.
Additional funding was approved for the provision of car parking and
set-down and for additional site works at the school.
Savings achieved in the construction budget were used towards the cost
of a fire alarm system upgrade, and a furniture grant of €5,000.00 was
also been approved.
The total grant approved for this building project is €374,288.83.
The classrooms have now been constructed and were occupied in September 2015.
Major building project:
Minister of State at the Department of Education Damien English also
announced details on Tuesday, 17th November 2015, of the major school
building projects that are scheduled to proceed to construction over
the next six years, as part of the Government’s €2.8 billion capital
investment programme. A project for Castlepollard Community College
was included in this announcement. It is envisaged that construction
will commence in 2018, as outlined in the programme.
See some pictures from the visit on Facebook: