SDLP Councillor for Cusher Sharon Haughey-Grimley has welcomed official confirmation that St Michael’s Primary School, Clady has been given a reprieve from threatened closure until 2015.
Cllr Haughey-Grimley said: “After our hard fought campaign this news will come as a relief to the Clady community and I’m delighted our efforts have paid off.
“However, this is only a temporary reprieve and it’s vital that parents, the school community, Board of Governors and wider community continue to work together to secure the long term sustainability of Clady School.
“Local people know my passion for the school as a past pupil and my unwavering belief that the school should remain open not just until 2015 but for generations to come.
“I was proud to put that argument directly to the CCMS and I will continue to put forward a strong case in favour of this rural school which provides high standard of education to local children.
“The SDLP will continue to work with the school community to continue our fight to save the school and we will bring that fight direct to the Education Minister.”
The former Lord Mayor concluded, “I take this opportunity to thank all those who supported the campaign to Save our School, including Mr Harte, his teachers, staff, and pupils, the Board of Governors, the Steering Group, the many past pupils living near and far that got behind their school, the local GAA Club, Clady Tiny Tots and the wider community.”