A FAKE government letter about schools opening on weekends is doing the rounds

16th Mar 18 | News

The letter has been widely circulated on social media- have you seen it?

A letter from the Department of Education and Skills about schools making up time after the recent storms in Ireland has been identified as fake.

A government official has no confirmed to Her.ie that the letter, which has been widely circulated on social media, is fake.

The letter, which has no date or signature on it, states that due to the lost time from the recent storms (estimated to be approximately a week) schools would be forced to either, open for four consecutive Saturdays during April and May 2018, open for two full weekends during April or May 2018 or open after 3pm for two extra hours each day for two consecutive weeks in April/May.

A government spokesperson told Her.ie that "schools should firstly quantify the tuition days lost, before addressing the most appropriate way to make up tuition time.”

"Significant flexibility is given to schools to make up tuition hours lost due to unforeseen circumstances. One option is to reduce the Easter holidays, but this is one of many choices available to schools."

Have you seen it?