Lyons calls for action on training for reserve school warden post

Knocknacarra and Galway City West Councillor Donal Lyons has this week made further representations to Galway City Council to immediately put in place a training programme so that the reserve school warden recently recruited for the west of the city can receive the necessary training.

“I have received numerous representations from parents whose children are attending St John the Apostle National School concerning the absence of the school warden on the busy Clybaun Road. The school warden who does excellent work is presently off duty. I have made verbal representations to Galway City Council seeking the temporary replacement of the warden as a priority.

“This week I have been informed that although a reserve school warden was appointed there was a difficulty in having the person trained. I have asked that the necessary training be provided as soon as possible so that any temporary absences in the future can be covered while school wardens are off duty for whatever reason,” said Cllr Lyons, who added that the problem of temporary cover while school wardens were absent arose last year and following representations a reserve school warden was recruited. He also confirmed that arrangements are being put in place to provide training.

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