Bachus Questions ‘Emergency’ Purchase of Gorton Air Conditioners
A $36,000 emergency purchase of air conditioners for administrators at the Gorton School building raised School Committee member Karen Bachus’ ire during the board’s July 11 meeting, but School Finance Director Anthony Ferrucci says it was necessary to quickly prepare for September classes.
UPDATE: Warwick School Committee OKs Mediated Teacher Contract, Union Rejects Deal
UPDATE – 3:07 p.m. July 12: Darlene Netcoh, president of the Warwick Teacher’s Union, said elements of the agreement, including class size and the assignment of special education teachers to […]
Warwick Schools’ PR Firm Redesigning Websites, Handling Releases, Social Media
WARWICK, R.I. — Martin & Associates has spent the last 16 months behind the scenes at Warwick Public Schools, redesigning the district’s websites, writing press releases and acting as the […]
Parents Picket City Hall Seeking School Leadership’s Focus on Education Basics
WARWICK, RI — About 50 parents, students, and teachers mustered their resolve and their umbrellas Monday afternoon to demand Warwick Schools put teachers, students, and the learning environment first.
House OKs Shekarchi Bill Creating Parents Course on Teen Drivers’ Ed
The House approved legislation Wednesday sponsored by House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi to establish a free educational course for parents of students in driver’s education classes.
Teachers Picket City Hall, Mayor Pledges Continued Advisory Role in Contract Negotiations
WARWICK, RI — A few hundred teachers picketed Warwick City Hall Tuesday afternoon from 2:30 till 4:30 p.m. to highlight complaints about poor working conditions and a lingering impasse on contract negotiations, […]
Norwood PTA, WFD Explore Adding Firefighters to Fire Watch Permanently
WARWICK, RI — On March 24, the School Department and Warwick Fire Department added firefighters to the fire watch plan in effect at Norwood and Holliman Elementary Schools since fire alarms […]
Vendor: Expired Fire Extinguishers Languished at Winman Jr. High for Two Years
At least two fire extinguishers expired since 2015 lingered at Winman Junior High despite repeated warnings from Keane Fire & Safety, the company reports, while the School Finance Director blames the vendor.
Fire Plan Established for Norwood Classrooms Without PA System, Fire Alarm
Warwick Schools have established a supplementary fire action plan to cover areas of Norwood Elementary School where the building’s PA system can’t be heard, leaving people in those spaces in the dark in the event of a fire for the last several weeks fater fire alarms there broke.
Fire Drills at Holliman, Norwood Done Over PA System, Without Alarms, in February
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 […]
Thornton: Norwood, Holliman Schools Fire Alarm Fix Expected April 7
WARWICK, RI — Warwick Schools Superintendent Phil Thornton says fire alarm systems at Norwood and Holliman elementary schools are on track to be repaired April 7, while City Councillors and one School […]
Thornton: Warwick Veterans Jr. High Septic System Clog Cleared
Warwick Public Schools Superintendent Phil Thornton reported this afternoon that a high-pressure “jetting” cleaning of the Warwick Veterans Jr. High septic system by Diffley Septic, Sewer & Drains, Inc. has cleared a clog believed responsible for septic problems and a backup into a physical therapy room last week.