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The letter has been despatched to the dad and mom of all 390 pupils within the college

No schooling price range means dad and mom should pay for after-school actions and music provision, the principal of 1 Northern Eire main college has warned.

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

In a letter to folks, he mentioned politicians had didn’t “put apart outdated animosities and work for the good thing about our youngsters”.

He additionally warned of “devastating cuts”.

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

“Sadly we see that this continued failure to succeed in an settlement implies that schooling will not have a price range.”

The letter – headed “faculties in monetary disaster because of NI Government failure to set a price range for schooling” – has been despatched to the dad and mom of all 390 pupils within the college.

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

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

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

“We should ask you to financially contribute to applications reminiscent of after-school programmes and our music, which we as a college have paid previously,” he mentioned.

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

Mr Donaghy mentioned that he should finish Spanish classes for all pupils if the varsity dad and mom affiliation can not increase the cash to pay for them.

He additionally advised dad and mom 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 won’t cowl our expenditure,” he wrote.

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

St Ronan’s Major 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 price range in recent times.

Nevertheless, a separate doc revealed by DE exhibits that the varsity is forecast to be within the pink by £47,000 within the 2018-19 college 12 months.

Final month, all faculties 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.