Statement from PETNS re recent reports on fire safety issues​

Statement from PETNS re recent reports on fire safety issues​

STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF POWERSTOWN EDUCATE TOGETHER NATIONAL SCHOOL
The Board of Management (BOM) of Powerstown Educate Together National School is aware of recent news reports in relation to fire audits carried out in 5 schools in 2016. These audits refer to our semi-permanent building which was demolished in September 2016.
The Board of Management of Powerstown Educate Together was assured by the Department of Education during the 2015/2016 school year that the semi-permanent building was safe for our pupils, families and staff to use prior to and post the 2016 audit. To date the Board of Management have not been furnished with copies of this audit, despite numerous requests.
Powerstown Educate Together National School is in its permanent building since 21st August 2016.  This building was constructed by ABM. We would like to assure our school community that our building is fully compliant with fire safety regulations. All fire safety certificates are available for viewing in the school.
The safety and well-being of our pupils and school community is, and always has been, of paramount importance to the Board of Management of Powerstown Educate Together National School, alongside the provision of a child-centred and equality based learning environment for all our pupils.
We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming our families back to school for the 2017/2018 school year and are looking forward to another successful year in our permanent building.

Please find the statement issued by the Educate Together National Office in relation to this issue at the link below:

http://www.educatetogether.ie/media/national-news/statement-%E2%80%98rapid-build%E2%80%99-schools

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Powerstown Educate Together Web Administrator