The five Education and Library Boards in accordance with their Section 75 obligations under the Northern Ireland Act 1998, wish to consult on the above plans and how they might impact on their statutory duties under the above legislation.
The Boards have conducted a screening exercise on their Draft Financial Plans for the period April 2005 – March 2006. A Report on the findings of the screening exercise is included in a Consultation Paper which also provides background information in respect of the Department of Education’s funded part of the budget (90% of the boards’ total grant funding), the spending on schools and on central services in support of schools, and a summary of the current position with regard to the Boards’ Draft Financial Plans for the 2005/06 financial year.
We are now asking Consultees to consider each of the proposals and to provide comments on the screening exercise.
A Questionnaire has been devised which may be of assistance to you in making a response to the Consultation Paper.
The closing date for responses is Friday 17 June 2005 , however, responses will be accepted up to 24 June 2005 .
Please download the Consultation Documents: