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SCHOOL COMMITTEE 101

Many new and seasoned members attended School Committee 101 on November 22.   It was great to see veteran members mentoring their new members and superintendents attending alongside their new school committee members.

The topics discussed were timely and essential, as they included ethics, Rhode Island open meetings law, collective bargaining, RIDE initiatives,  and school committee/superintendent roles and responsibilities.

RIASC members all agreed that the session was very productive and they returned to their districts with plenty of information.

New members don't forget to sign up for the upcoming new leaders conference being held at Bryant University on January 8-9, 2015!



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 101

Plan to attend School Committee 101- Essential Knowledge for Effective Governance.

RIASC's School Committee101 is being held on Saturday, November 22 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  New and seasoned school committee members should not miss this vital session that covers topics such as open meetings, ethics, collective bargaining, RIDE initiatives, and school committee/superintendent roles and responsibilities.

 A link for the registration brochure is below.



RIASC's 2014 Annual Meeting

RIASC's 2014 Annual Meeting was held on May 3 at the Crowne Plaza.  Many school committee members attended this full-day program and returned to their districts with a deeper understanding of Common Core.  Kevin Baird of the Common Core Institute presented facts, debunked myths and elaborated on the essential elements to assist in college preparedness. 

The luncheon program included professional development recognition for RIASC's Leadership Academy graduates and Master's Academy members.  This year's Howard Kay Award for outstanding school committee leadership went to Dr.Charles Shoemaker, Newport School Committee Chair.

Jan Bergandy, Tiverton School Committee member, was elected President of RIASC during the Annual Business Meeting held at the end of the day.

 




 

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RIASC event calendar

Newly Elected School Committee and Municipal Leaders Conference - 1/9/2015 - 1/10/2015

RIASC SCHOOL COMMITTEE CHAIR MEETING - 1/15/2015