CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article listed the withdrawal of pension funds among the School Department’s budget balancing steps. While the withdrawal is part of the FY19 budget mediation […]
WARWICK, R.I. — Mayor Joseph J. Solomon announced his interest to “extend negotiation” with Warwick Schools on their budget deficit in a release Superintendent Philip Thornton called ‘deliberately misleading,’ while […]
WARWICK, RI — Warwick Public Schools’ recent lawsuit against the City seeking a $4.9 million increase for the current 2018-2019 budget signals the district can’t wait any longer, Superintendent Phil […]
WARWICK, RI — Mayor Scott Avedisian, Council President Joseph Solomon and Superintendent Philip Thornton joined students and faculty at Hoxsie School for a tree planting ceremony in recognition of Arbor Day Friday, […]
WARWICK, RI — Four months after the Warwick City Council approved $3 million set aside for the School Department contingent on a settled teacher’s contract and six months after the agreement was ratified by […]
The Warwick School Committee cut $1.3 million to balance the FY2018 School budget during their special meeting Jan. 18, taking $250,000 budgeted for Chromebooks, $150,000 for software and $100,000 for technology supplies out of the spending plan, among several items.
A petition on Change.org with 73 supporters calls for the removal of Cedar Hill Principal Colleen Mercurio over her handling of a report of sexual abuse between two students on a bus in the fall of 2016, a complaint Warwick Public Schools Superintendent Phil Thornton says the administration is investigating.
Parents, members of the general public and School Committeewoman Karen Bachus called for the resignation of Superintendent Phil Thornton at Tuesday night’s School Committee meeting over the administration’s failure to alert the community to failed fire alarms at Norwood and Holliman Elementary Schools, with some also calling for School Committee Chairwoman Bethany Furtado and Director of Buildings and Grounds Steven Gothberg to resign.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with comments from Councilmen Ed Ladouceur and Jeremy Rix on the substance of their discussion with Superintendent Phil Thornton and Warwick Fire Department […]