We are writing to give you a quick update regarding our recent PR campaign to open our new school building.
As you are all aware, our recent video "Dear Minister Foley'' gained huge media attention. The Department of Education ("DES") have agreed to now appoint a conciliator to try and find a suitable resolution between both parties. In addition, our local TDs had a meeting with senior officials from the DES. One of the outcomes from this meeting is that the DES has agreed to provide monthly progress updates to all parties involved, including our Patron and Principal.
Last Thursday Mr Kinane circulated recent correspondence received from the CEO of Western Building systems. The points in the letter made for very frustrating reading. PTP members have since been in touch with Jennifer Whitmore, Simon Harris and Stephen Donnelly. They confirmed that they have already brought this correspondence to the attention of DES officials and have sought a meeting with Western.
At a recent PTP committee meeting we discussed how to proceed with our PR campaign. We took the decision to wait and see if the DES stand by their word and provide monthly updates to school management. If the DES does not provide the agreed progress updates and there is no perceived movement in this situation, we are going to ramp up our campaign again in January. In the meantime we will keep in regular contact with our local TDs and keep you all updated on any developments as we become aware of them.
If anyone would like to discuss the matter further with any member of the PTP or to get involved with the campaign please get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to everyone for all your support. We have a great school and we will keep pushing until we have our new building.