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, […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
A puddle created by a septic system backup today at Warwick Veterans Jr. High School has been cleaned will not disrupt a dance scheduled tonight at the school, said Supt. Phil Thornton, though fixing the issue that caused it, tying the back half of the school into the city’s sewers and building a pumping station, may cost an estimated $250,000.
The fire alarm systems have been broken at Holliman Elementary and Norwood Elementary schools since Feb. 24, a situation parents, most teachers, most of the Warwick School Committee, and the City Council were just informed of today, and tomorrow Warwick Firefighters are taking over the first shift for janitors who’ve been assigned to “fire watch,” at the schools for the past month.
WARWICK, RI — The Warwick City Council approved the Warwick School Department’s request to release the $4 million balance of a bond approved by voters in 2006, but not before a debate over its use and a defeated amendment to curb the funding and direct how it should be spent.
The Warwick School Committee accepted a new Warwick Public Schools 2017-2018 calendar on March 7, eliminating the full February vacation week, and Superintendent Phil Thornton’s office has just sent copies of the finished document to local media.
WARWICK, RI — Warwick Public Schools can now alert police and fire personnel to emergencies, simultaneously activating real-time video and radio surveillance of the buildings with the integrated services of Mutualink and Rave Mobile Safety, costing $39,738 annually.