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CPSMA Budget Statement 2013

5th December 2012 | News

CPSMA regrets the further reduction of the Capitation and related grants to primary schools by a 0.5% despite the fact that almost half of primary schools find themselves facing a deficit situation in the current year as identified by recent research commissioned by CPSMA. The new basic rate of capitation grant is â’¬176, reduced from â’¬178, which in real terms is a reduction of 1.1%  

CPSMA welcomes the maintenance of the pupil teacher ratio at 28:1. However it is a matter of major concern to CPSMA that the measures introduced in budget 2012 in relation to phased increases in pupil thresholds for allocation of classroom teachers in 1,2,3, and 4 teacher schools (schools with less than 86 pupils) are being proceeded with. CPSMA further regrets that the phased reduction of approximately 220 language support posts has not been reconsidered. The retention of such measures affect some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in our communities. 

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