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School Committee Seeks Volunteers for Subcommittees

The Newport School Committee is seeking community members to serve on various subcommittees. We know our goals will be achieved with sub-committee members of diverse life experiences. If you are interested in serving on a subcommittee, please submit a letter highlighting which committee(s) you wish to serve, why you are interested in the subject, and how your life experience will bring a necessary perspective to our work(or) decisions. All letters should be emailed to cathynash@npsri.net  no later than January 28, 2019.

  • District Strategic Planning
  • Public Relations/Community
  • Facilities Outreach
  • Finance Advisory/Audit
  • Wellness/Safety/Mental Health
  • Policy

DISTRICT STRATEGIC PLANNING

Members of the Strategic Planning Subcommittee work in conjunction with teachers, administrators, parents, and community partners to determine goals, develop strategic initiatives, and contribute to the formation of implementation plans to promote each initiative.

FACILITIES

The Facilities subcommittee, made up of school, community, and City representatives discuss and oversee plans for facilities maintenance, energy, capital improvement projects and budgeting for such projects.

FINANCE ADVISORY / AUDIT

The Finance Advisory/Audit Subcommittee makes recommendation to the Newport School Committee during the budget development process and is involved in regular discussions and consideration of financial matters and monitoring finances of the department.

POLICY

The Policy subcommittee is charged with creating new district policies, as well as reviewing and updating current policies to align with state regulations and district needs. The subcommittee shares proposed policy changes with the full School Committee for discussion and action.

PUBLIC RELATIONS/COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The Public Relations/Community Outreach Subcommittee will promote Newport Public Schools, connect with community partners, and review processes and procedures for community outreach through external communications such as press releases, website and social media.

WELLNESS/SAFETY/MENTAL HEALTH

The Wellness subcommittee makes recommendations regarding the district's health education curriculum and instruction, physical education curriculum and instruction, and nutrition and physical activity policies to enhance the health and well-being of students and employees.   The school health and wellness subcommittee shall be responsible for, but not limited to, development of policies, strategies, and implementation plans that promote purchasing and serving locally grown fruits, vegetables and dairy products and that meet the requirements of the child nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.