Rhode Island Association of School Committees
RIASC is dedicated to developing the effectiveness of Rhode Island school committee members in meeting their role and responsibilities in promoting student achievement in safe and challenging learning environments, while playing a leading part in shaping and advocating public education policy at the local, State and national levels.

RIASC news


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.



RIASC school committee and school administration members attended an interesting and lively session on social media at the Hassenfeld Institute.  Presenters covered best practices in setting up a social media platform and the use of technology in engaging constituencies.

RIASC members received five hours of professional development credit for attending.


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RIASC event calendar

School Committee 101 - 11/22/2014

Newly Elected School Committee and Municipal Leaders Conference - 1/8/2015 - 1/9/2015