2018-01-25 / News Briefs

Rogers Tour Scheduled

A public tour of Rogers High School is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m. to see firsthand the condition of the facility. The tour will begin in the school cafeteria. Input is needed from parents, students, teachers, community members, and professionals regarding facility needs at Rogers High School and throughout the district. Based on the R.I. School Building Task Force Report and the State of R.I. Schoolhouses Report, goals have been established for all schools to be warm, safe, and dry and have 21st century learning environments.

Newport has two challenges facing the community now. Rogers High School was designated as a candidate for replacement by the School Building Task Force. The condition of the building requires serious consideration from the public on construction of a new school building and its location.

Additionally, due to the growing population, Pell Elementary School does not currently meet space needs, and increases in enrollment at the Newport Area Career & Technical Center require additional space, which is currently occupied by district Administrative Offices.

After the building tour, those interested in serving on the School Building Committee will meet in Room 924 in the NACTC building to receive information on process and timelines. If you are interested and unable to attend this meeting, contact Cathy Nash at cathynash@npsri.net.

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