But it's still too too early to say when construction will start, according to the Department.
Three Westmeath schools are one step closer to starting major extension and refurbishment works.
Project management and design team consultants will be appointed shortly under the Devolved Schools Building Programme.
Four special needs classrooms will be built at St Joseph’s, Rochfortbridge and at Moate Community School, along with renovations to accommodate 1,000 students at each school.
While two special needs classrooms will be added to Castlepollard Community College, with further renovations for 350 pupils.
It's too early to say when construction will start, according to the Department of Education