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Teachers warn of looming staff crisis ahead of school reopening

Jan 5, 2022 07:01 By Shannonside News
Teachers warn of looming staff crisis ahead of school reopening Teachers warn of looming staff crisis ahead of school reopening
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Rules around close contacts are set to be reviewed by public health officials tomorrow.

Teacher unions are warning of staff shortages and Covid-19 outbreaks ahead of the reopening of schools tomorrow.

Yesterday the Minister for Education said the return would be challenging but there was no public health rationale for keeping them closed.

Norma Foley's comment followed a meeting with officials and education partners.

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Deputy General of the teachers union, the ASTI, Diarmuid DePaor, is concerned a full return could lead to chaos:

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