Priest offers to ‘step aside’ over school delays

BBC is reporting that a county Tyrone priest has offered to “step aside” from his parish over delays to a shared education campus.

There have been plans to house a Catholic primary school and a controlled primary in Moy in one building since 2013.

Under the plans, St John’s Primary School, which has 200 pupils, and Moy Primary School, which had 91 pupils in 2018/19, would be housed in one new building.

However, they would remain separate schools, with their own uniforms, teachers and governors, but would share a gym, dinner hall and a computer suite.

“However the reality of the one building concept with everything shared except the classrooms did not sit comfortably with parents, a majority of whom voted against the concept in a survey carried out in October 2019.”

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