WOONSOCKET â The School Committee Wednesday offered the keys to the Woonsocket Education Department to the Rhode Island Department of Education, saying the city simply doesnât have the money to comply with all the mandates heaped upon it by the state.
âYou come in and take care of your unfunded mandates,â Committeeman Chris Roberts said. âYou have created all the laws we have to comply with.â
The School Committee will send a letter to Education Commissioner Deborah Gist saying it canât operate with available funds and still comply with the minimum Basic Education Plan.
WOONSOCKET â The School Committee voted 4-1 Wednesday night to ask the state of Rhode Island to take control of the cityâs cash-strapped public education system.
The School Committee will send a letter to Education Commissioner Deborah Gist saying it canât operate with available funds and still comply with the state-mandated Basic Education Plan.
âOur fiduciary responsibility is to both educate Woonsocketâs approximately six thousand youths while also operating with a balanced budget,â the letter says. âThis simply cannot be done.â