East Providence School District, Rhode Island
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This website was most recently evaluated July 5, 2012.
- Administrative officials are listed with contact information.
- Background check form is available.
- School committee members are listed with contact information.
- Meeting schedule posted. Provides a link to minutes and agendas.
- Current and previous budgets are posted. 
- Employee contracts are posted. 
- Does not provide information on taxes, vendorcontracts, audits, academic performance, and how to make public record requests.
The School committee is made up of five members.
John DeGoes serves as Superintendent.
The District is currently in the midst of a legal battle between the East Providence Education Association and the East Providence School Board. The last collective bargaining agreement expired October 31, 2008 and since then mediation and arbitration were unable to lead to a new deal.
On January 2, 2009 the School Board announced new policies that inflamed the union, including cutting all teacher salaries by 5%. The School Board argued that preventing deficit spending overshadows all other laws in the case. During the year things escalated, including both sides filing unfair labor practices, teachers picketing, and National Education Association Executive Director John Wilson referring to the East Providence School Board as the worst in the country.
All participants are waiting for a ruling from Superior Court over the School Board's assertion of preventing deficit spending.
The FY 2010 proposed budget is $75,108,898. This is an increase over the FY 2009 actual budget of $2,159,928 (2.96%).
Expenditures decreasing include:
- Salaries - decreased by $977,516 (2.37%)
- Tuitions - $804,000 (9.9%)
- Life insurance - $25,000 (11.75%)
Increased expenditures include:
- Benefits - $421,470
- Technology - $275,000 (128.1%)
- Maintenance - $531,000 (183.42%)
- Athletics/extra-curricular - $100,000 (215.27%)
- Textbooks/instructional supplies - $526,962 (210.78%)
Per pupil spending
In FY 2008, East Providence spent $14,251 per pupil.
In response to the No Child Left Behind Act, Rhode Island joined with Vermont and New Hampshire to create Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) and the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP). NECAP results can be found on the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education site.
Each year Information Works! (a partnership between the R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Center for School Improvement and Educational Policy at the University of Rhode Island) puts out an annual report on public education in Rhode Island, creating detailed report cards for each district.
2007-08 District school performance
In the 2007-08 school year, 8 schools (73%) in the district were classified as making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), none were Regents' Commended schools, and none were identified as in need of improvement.
|Classification||Number of schools||Percentage of schools|
|Made Adequate Yearly Progress||8||73%|
|Did not make AYP - Caution||1||9%|
|Did not make AYP - Insufficient Progress||2||18%|
The chart below details school classification indicators and targets:
|Level||Math 2008 state target||District's index score||English 2008 state target||District's index score|
The chart below details the percentage of students reaching proficiency on the following subjects:
- East Providence District
- Local School Directory profile
- Education Bug profile
- Public School Review profile
- ↑ Administration
- ↑ Background Check
- ↑ School Committee
- ↑ Meetings
- ↑ Budget
- ↑ Contracts
- ↑ East Providence school committee
- ↑ East Bay RI "Protests and pride in 2009 - A look back at a year of achievement and tension in East Providence," December 31, 2009
- ↑ East Providence School District - FY 2010 Budget Presentation
- ↑ RIDE - FY 2008 Per Pupil Expenditures
- ↑ Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - New England Common Assessment Program
- ↑ Infoworks! 2009 School District Performance Report
- ↑ Infoworks! Learning and Achievement: Accountability 2009 Report
- ↑ Infoworks! Learning and Achievement: Assessments 2009 Report
- ↑ NEA Rhode Island - Local Association Presidents