Admission Bill will transfer appeals process back to schools


Irish Times: Ferdia Kelly of the JMB, says his members are not in favour of a “cumbersome” appeals process. “We don’t want an appeals process that will bog us down in bureaucracy. The section 29 appeal process is working well. There are fewer than 300 appeals lodged each year, out of well over 100,000 admissions, and less than half are successful. This is because most schools’ admission policies, as they currently stand, are working.”

Mr. Kelly said it was important not to create false expectations for parents. “In a situation where demand exceeds supply, someone will always be disappointed.”  Read article

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