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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The Commissioner of Education, the public school calendar, management versus union rights, the PARCC Assessment are just some of the subjects discussed on the Sunday, February 22, 10 News Conference.

RIASC Executive Director Tim Duffy and NEARI head Bob Walsh participated in a lively debate on local and national education issues.

Did you miss the broadcast?  The show can be viewed on the WJAR 10 website.

2015 Howard Kay Award

RIASC is currently seeking nominees for the 2015 Howard Kay Award.  This award is given annually to a school committee member who has shown outstanding service as a school committee member and an advocate for public education.

The deadline for nominations is April 10, 2015.

The award will be presented at RIASC's Annual Meeting on May 2, 2015.

Nominate someone today!

See link for details and further criteria.

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.


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RIASC event calendar

Collective Bargaining Session 1 - 2/28/2015 - 2/28/2015

Collective Bargaining Session 2 - 3/7/2015 - 3/7/2015

ALICE School Safety Program - 3/14/2015 - 3/14/2015

Legislative Update - 3/28/2015

RIASC Annual Meeting - 5/2/2015 - 5/2/2015