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Education Minister Says A "Few Hundred" Additional Schools To Be Given DEIS Status.

File image: Norma Foley/RollingNews

DEIS schools have smaller class sizes, more facilities for children with special needs and offer free meals.

The Education Minister says a 'few hundred' additional schools will be given DEIS status as a result of Budget 2022.

DEIS schools aim to help children who are at risk of educational disadvantage.

They've smaller class sizes, more facilities for children with special needs and offer free meals.

An additional 18 million euro was announced for the programme yesterday.

Minister Norma Foley was unable to give an exact figure for how many schools will benefit

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