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The letter has been despatched to the mother and father of all 390 pupils within the college

No schooling funds means mother and father must pay for after-school actions and music provision, the principal of 1 Northern Eire major college has warned.

Kevin Donaghy, from St Ronan’s Main College in Newry referred to as the scenario confronted by the varsity a “disaster”.

In a letter to oldsters, he mentioned politicians had did not “put apart previous animosities and work for the advantage of our kids”.

He additionally warned of “devastating cuts”.

“It was extensively hoped that the completely different political events would, for the betterment of all, have the ability to put apart their variations,” he wrote.

“Sadly we see that this continued failure to succeed in an settlement signifies that schooling will no longer have a funds.”

The letter – headed “colleges in monetary disaster resulting from NI Govt failure to set a funds for schooling” – has been despatched to the mother and father of all 390 pupils within the college.

In it, Mr Donaghy advised mother and father that he has to make an extra £46,000 of cuts in 2017-18, having already saved £30,000 in 2016-17.

“The amount of cash we have now to run and preserve the varsity has been dramatically decreased,” he wrote.

He mentioned that this could imply the varsity must cut back “particular schooling assist and classroom assistant assist”.

“We must ask you to financially contribute to applications similar to after-school programmes and our music, which we as a faculty have paid up to now,” he mentioned.

“We are able to not afford to do that.”

Mr Donaghy mentioned that he must finish Spanish classes for all pupils if the varsity mother and father affiliation can not elevate the cash to pay for them.

He additionally advised mother and father that the varsity would will get much less funding as fewer than 30% of its pupils are entitled to free college meals.

“The cash we now obtain from the Division of Training is not going to cowl our expenditure,” he wrote.

“Inside three years, except funding is dramatically elevated, we as a faculty can be in substantial deficit.”

St Ronan’s Main College at the moment receives annual funding of greater than £1m from the Division of Training (DE).

It has been in a position to steadiness its books and stay inside funds in recent times.

Nonetheless, a separate doc revealed by DE reveals that the varsity is forecast to be within the purple by £47,000 within the 2018-19 college yr.

Final month, all colleges had been advised that they confronted “a particularly difficult budgetary place in 2017-18”.

The warning got here in a letter from the finance director on the Division of Training, Gary Truthful.