Principals at seven Donegal primary schools have put their signatures to a letter opposing cuts to rural disadvantaged schools.
They have joined with 10 other schools across the country which will lose teaching posts from September 2012.
Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn earlier this year apologised for targeting disadvantaged schools announced a review of cuts previously announced.
And while many DEIS schools were saved from the cuts, 17 disadvantaged schools, including seven in Donegal, were not.
The call on Minister Quinn to reconsider his stance adding that at a time when our country is facing huge challenges we need to harness the potential of all our children and maintain current educational standards.