Benefits of Membership

Currently, RIASC members can take advantage of the following information and opportunities.
Please contact us if you would like further information.


DATA DOWNLOADS

The Rhode Island Association of School Committees compiles a variety of data for use by district members.
Go to the Data page for a complete list of compiled data available.


SCHOOL ENERGY PROGRAM

Many districts have enrolled in our School Energy Program leading the way to achieving savings on their energy bills. The program took effect on January 1, 1999 and has saved districts thousands of dollars in electricity costs.


PURCHASING BUY BOARD PROGRAM

RIASC, through NSBA, offers districts the ability to use the purchasing power of the State of Texas.  By participating in this collaborative purchasing program, your district can save money.


NSBA FREE JOB SEARCH SERVICE

RIASC members conducting a superintendent search can have their search posted on the NSBA national website at no cost. Call or e-mail RIASC for details.


RIASC’s LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

RIASC members who achieve 15 hours of professional development through RIASC’s Leadership Academy, will receive recognition from the Rhode Island Board of Education.  Graduates receive this recognition at our Annual Meeting.


DISCOUNT CONFERENCE FEES

When appropriate, RIASC will offer your district discount conference fees depending on the number of members attending from your district. When registering for a conference, ask about our discount program.


ELECTRONIC POLICY MANUAL

If you would like to learn more about how to make this searchable, electronic policy manual technology available to your district, contact RIASC.


TEACHER CONTRACT DATABASE

RIASC offers members a database that lists contract language for all of Rhode Island’s school districts.  The database is searchable so that the user can search for provisions or specific language district-wide.

http://www.ntlong.com/cber


eBOARD SOLUTIONS PAPERLESS BOARD MEETINGS

The RIASC partnership with eBOARD Solutions will help districts implement technology tools that can drive changes in process that will then improve student success. The integrated modules within eBOARD will be used to support other association services and goals such as strategic planning, effective policy management, efficient meeting agenda management and leadership evaluations.

School systems in Rhode Island get a special discount on subscriptions to eBOARD, a web-based governance tool, through our partnership with eBOARDsolutions.

eBOARD’s integrated suite of cloud-based tools will reinforce effective governance and continuous improvement in organizations by aligning the work of the board and system with its strategic plans, policies, meeting agendas, assessments and evaluations.


BEAZLEY EMPLOYEE MEDICAL GAP INSURANCE

Beazley, a subsidiary of Lloyds of London, offers a variety of insurance products through 15 regional offices.  Their Medical Gap Insurance product is not subject to Obamacare’s Cadillac Tax penalties, allowing districts to lower their premium costs and avoid the Cadillac Tax while meeting employee needs.