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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RIASC's 2015 Annual Meeting

On May 2, 2015, over 60 school committee members attended RIASC's Annual Meeting at the Crowne Plaza and listened to presentations on Competency Based Learning and the future of school committees.

RIASC's Leadership Academy graduates were recognized that day and a special ceremony was held for the two recipients of the Howard Kay Award for Outstanding School Committee leadership--Lisa Beaulieu and Jan Bergandy.

RIASC members enjoyed the day and the opportunity to network with their colleagues from around the state.

It turned out to be a beautiful spring day and RIASC commends the attendees for spending it with us and committing to ongoing professional development.

Governor Raimondo Attends RIASC Chair Meeting

Governor Raimondo, RI Education Board Chair, Barbara Cottam, and the Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff addressed Rhode Island school committee chairs and sought their advice on the qualities the new Commissioner of Education should possess.  Chairs were given the opportunity to articulate what they felt was important to move Rhode Island education forward and the overall sentiment was that good communication and consistency will be key to the success of the new Commissioner.


On March 14, RIASC offered members the opportunity to learn about school safety and how they can implement a sound safety program in their districts.  Members who attended learned about RIEMA resources and the safety program that Smithfield administrators have adopted--ALICE.

Perhaps you saw coverage from the event on Channel 6.


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