Plans are in the early stages of developing a new type of school for students in the Shannonside region.
Currently, several children from Roscommon and north Leitrim are getting a unique education at a 'Sudbury' school in Sligo.
The facilities are described as being 'free' or democratic schools where children take an active role in deciding what they learn and how they are taught.
Gayle Nagle is a staff member at the Sudbury school in Sligo,
She has been speaking to Kevin McGillicuddy about the new model of education that could be coming to Longford and Leitrim soon :