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.

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Many Districts Represented at the RIASC Chair Meeting

It was great to see School committee chairs and their designees at RIASC's Chair meeting!

Attendees received a state budget briefing and heard a presentation on the Hassenfeld Institute from Gary Sasse.  Executive Director Tim Duffy provided a legislative overview, with topics including a statewide teacher contract, the construction moratorium, budget shortfalls, and statewide efficiencies.

School committee chairs were then given the opportunity to discuss statewide education issues and concerns.

Chairs watch your emails for upcoming school committee chair meeting notices.


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 9-10, 2015!


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.


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