INTO secures early payment of DEIS grants 

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has announced the early payment of the €16 million DEIS grant for the 2020/21 school year. The grants, normally paid in June and September, are worth €12m to the 692 primary schools.

The funding is paid to all schools in the DEIS programme to help support students. INTO has raised concerns with the department in respect of the most vulnerable pupils in our schools, many of whom are in DEIS schools and successfully secured the continuation of the School Meals Scheme.

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