Schools’ funding changes “won’t mean robbing Peter to pay Paul”

Sinn Fein Councillor Bridget Meehan.

Sinn Fein Councillor Bridget Meehan.

A Waterside based councillor has said that no schools in the city will lose out as a result of changes in the way funding is organised.

Sinn Féin Councillor Bridget Meehan welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education, John O’Dowd, that nursery and primary schools across the Waterside and rural areas will receive nearly £200,000 of additional funding in their budgets due to the funding changes.

However she was quick to point out that the changes wouldn’t mean a case of “robbing Peter to pay Paul.”


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