RI SCHOOL BUILDING TASK FORCE

SCHOOL HOUSE REPORT

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Following the??release of the R.I. Department of Education’s 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses report, which was the culmination of??a year-long assessment commissioned by the School Building Authority and completed by Jacobs Engineering, Governor Raimondo signed an executive order creating the Rhode Island School Building??Task Force.

The??Task Force, which is co-chaired by Treasurer??Magaziner and Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Ken Wagner,??will consider policy and financial models focused on how to meet the needs outlined in the Schoolhouses report.????The Task Force will report its recommendations,??which will include??potential funding streams and recommendations on how to effectively maximize resources, to the Governor by December 2017. Other members of the Task Force include:

DOA Director Michael DiBiase, School Building Authority Advisory Board

Chairwoman Hanna Gallo, on behalf of the Senate

Chairman Marvin Abney, on behalf of the House of Representatives

Jamestown Town Administrator Andy Nota, on behalf of the League of Cities and Towns

Joseph Dewhirst, Chairman, Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation

Michael Sabitoni, President, RI Building and Construction Trades Council and Business Manager, Laborers Local 271

Frank Flynn, President, Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals

Larry Purtill, President, National Education Association of Rhode Island and Member, Council of Elementary and Secondary Education

Kinzel Thomas, Providence School Board, on behalf of the RI Association of School Committees

Barry Ricci, Chariho Superintendent, on behalf of the RI Superintendent’s Association

Patricia Flanagan, M.D., Pediatrician-in-Chief at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Neil Steinberg, Rhode Island Foundation President

John Hazen White, Jr., Chairman and Owner, Taco Comfort Solutions

Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT??

The first meeting of the Task Force??was on??Friday, September 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Alger Hall, Rhode Island College. You can download the agenda and presentations below. Additional information on the Task Force, including??meeting dates and locations can be found here

Following the??release of the R.I. Department of Education’s 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses report, which was the culmination of??a year-long assessment commissioned by the School Building Authority and completed by Jacobs Engineering, Governor Raimondo signed an executive order creating the Rhode Island School Building??Task Force.

The??Task Force, which is co-chaired by Treasurer??Magaziner and Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Ken Wagner,??will consider policy and financial models focused on how to meet the needs outlined in the Schoolhouses report.????

The Task Force will report its recommendations,??which will include??potential funding streams and recommendations on how to effectively maximize resources, to the Governor by December 2017.

 

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