Anger over school closure threat in Garvaghey, Tyrone

MORE time must given for the community to respond to a proposal to close St Matthew’s Primary School in Garvaghey, a local councillor has said.
Last week, it emerged that the school which has just 27 pupils was facing the closure threat.
The school’s governing body – the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) – is set to initiate a consultation into the future of St Matthew’s which is understood to include the closure proposal.
But Sinn Féin councillor Glenn Campbell has hit out at the CCMS for what he says is a lack of clarity which he claims has added to the anger of parents.
“I want to, on behalf of parents at St Matthew’s, convey disappointment in relation to how CCMS have handled this matter to date,” said the councillor. 
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