Knockmore JNS to receive hot school meals after crazy decision overturned


TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has welcomed the reversal of the decision by the Department of Social Protection not to fund Knockmore JNS’s hot school meal programme and that the school will be getting their hot school meals come September. Teachta Crowe said “I was delighted to hear from the principal of Knockmore JNS recently that the decision by the Department of Social Protection to allow fund breakfasts and not hot school meals has been overturned. It was a crazy decision in the first place that should never have been made.
“I would like to commend the parents and teachers from the school in fighting against this decision and most importantly the children themselves, whose letters to local politicians really helped bring political pressure on the system and the Minister on a path to do the right thing. “To turn the provision of a hot meal for hungry children in schools into a lottery is appalling and downright wrong. It resulted in a junior and senior school, both DEIS schools, situated next door to one another getting different outcomes. “This is a common sense decision by the Government, an unfortunately rare thing, but what is important is that Knockmore JNS will be getting their hot school meals come September.”

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