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NARRAGANSETT â€“ The Narragansett School Committee convened for the regular bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss issues regarding the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. Of particular concern to the committee members were proposed updates to the student handbooks for all three schools, bus route changes, attendance policies, and new legislative strides that will positively affect the district.
Superintendent Katherine Sipala began by giving a brief report on changes at the legislative level which will affect all state public schools, including those in Narragansett. She explained that members of the school committee have been working with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) to identify health and safety projects around the schools that need to be addressed and that the school system will be reimbursed for if approved by the DOE in September.
â€śI am honestly thrilled about the fact that working with the department of education we found and identified quite a few projects that do qualify for health and safety, which means that when they are approved, parking lots, heating, ventilation, lighting, and partial reimbursement of the green house at the high school will be taken care of,â€ť she said.
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