It will mean improved facilities for over 3,500 students.
Five major school refurbishment projects in Westmeath have moved a step closer.
The tender process will begin for new buildings in Mullingar, Rochfortbridge, Castlepollard and Moate under the Devolved Schools Building Programme.
It will mean improved facilities for over 3,500 pupils in the county.
Minister of State, Longford/Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy believes investment in aging facilities is important for a growing population: