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Audit shows Glocester schools on track for $239K deficit

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GLOCESTER – The Glocester School Department is projecting a year end deficit of $239,367 on the Budgetary Audit report provided to the Division of Municipal Finance for fiscal year 2023. As a result of...

Foster/Glocester schools hold the line on athletic fees for residents, despite pleas from council

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GLOCESTER – The Foster/Glocester Regional School Committee is holding the line on charging residents for use of their athletic facilities, despite objections from the Town Council. The fees were imposed last year for the first...

Burrillville council, committee pass resolution to withdraw participation in RISE charter school

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BURRILLVILLE – Citing funding concerns amid declining enrollment in the town's public schools, the Burrillville Town Council and School Committee have passed a joint resolution withdrawing participation from the RISE Mayoral Academy. According to...

Gallery: Young artists’ work displayed at N.S. Town Hall

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Art Committee held an event on Thursday, March 7 to kick off a new youth art exhibit to remain on display through remainder of the month. A scavenger hunt...

Burrillville council approves $6.4 million bond to finance school repairs

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BURRILLVILLE – Members of the Town Council voted unanimously to approve a bond of up to $6.4 million to finance repairs to school facilities, including a costly but urgent boiler replacement for Steere Farm...

‘It’s bad for kids’: Union leader notes Burrillville schools have lost 30 teachers in...

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BURRILLVILLE – Local union leaders reacted this week to discussion at a recent meeting between the town's General Assembly delegation and members of the Burrillville Town Council, noting that everyone in the community will...

N.S. school district enters agreement with RIDOH to remediate PFAS in school wells

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield School Committee unanimously approved a consent agreement this month with the Rhode Island Department of Health Center for Drinking Water Quality to address contaminants found last year in...