The class was due to open next week, but has been delayed until after Christmas.
A setback in opening an additional needs class in Westmeath has been labelled as 'unacceptable.'
The class was due to open in Athlone Community College next week, but has now been delayed until the new year.
Issues with getting a prefab on the grounds of the school are to blame for the delay.
Midlands Fine Gael Senator Micheál Carrigy says the class must be opened before Christmas: