The Department of Education is being called on to start planning for a new primary school in Carrickmacross.
There are concerns schools which already have a high pupil-teacher ratio will come under more pressure as the town's population grows.
Local Councillor Colm Carthy says that while a new school would take several years to construct, planning must begin now.
He says a fourth primary school is urgently needed as some school principals have reported class sizes of over 35 pupils and that the problem will only get worse given the growth of the town.
Councillor Carthy told Shannonside Northern Sound that he's written to the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, asking her to consider getting work started on a new school in Carrickmacross: