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Thank You, Newport!

February 13, 2020

Thank you to the students, parents, teachers, and community leaders local and statewide, that attended last evening's meeting to help support our schools and education. Thank you also to Mayor Bova and the City Council members that gave their approval to allow us to move forward in the application process. 

We have a lot of work to do, but I know together we will get it done. The Stage II application is now on its way to RIDE for review and approval. We, the School Committee and Administration, along with Studio JAED's Phil Conte, and our Owner Project Manager, Joe DeSantis  will be working with RIDE in the next few months to answer questions or make any necessary changes. In May when and if Newport gets RIDE approval for our projects we will then have discussions on how to proceed with the bonding process and what to place on the ballot for voters to decide. 

We look forward to the conversations and discussions to come together to do what is right for Newport students, families, and our community. Let's "Build our Future" and be "One Newport".

Thanks again,

Colleen Burns Jermain, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools