Pawtucket School District, Rhode Island
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- School committee members are listed with contact information.
- Academic performance reports are available.
- Meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are posted.
- Audits and budget information provided only goes up to 2005-06.
- Does not provide information on taxes, administrative officials, audits, background checks, and how to make public record requests.
The school committee is composed of seven members:
|James Chellel, Jr.|
|David Coughlin, Jr.|
|Amy Breault Zolt|
Hans Dellith serves as Superintendent.
In September 2009 the School Committee ratified a new three year contract. The new deal does not provide any salary increases in the second and third years, and requires health insurance co-pays of 5%.
Thomas Conlon, business manager for the School department, said that in total the new contract will save the District about $5.1 million over three years. However, the District is facing an $8.5 million deficit.
In October, School Committee Chairman David Coughlin said he wanted to rescind the Committee's approval of the contract, stating that the $5 million is savings was completely inaccurate. He is demanding that Conlon recalculate the figures.
For FY 2007, Pawtucket had a total budget of $110,654,887.
In FY 2008 the District spent $11,947 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, 10 schools (67%) in the district were classified as making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), 2 (13%) were Regents' Commended schools, and five were identified as in need of improvement.
|Classification||Number of schools||Percentage of schools|
|Made Adequate Yearly Progress||10||67%|
|Did not make AYP - Caution||0||0%|
|Did not make AYP - Insufficient Progress||5||33%|
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:
- ↑ School Committee
- ↑ Academic performance
- ↑ Meetings
- ↑ Audits
- ↑ Budget
- ↑ Pawtucket School Committee Contacts
- ↑ Pawtucket Times "School board OKs contract," September 16, 2009
- ↑ Valley Breeze "Coughlin wants to renege on teacher contract," October 7, 2009
- ↑ RIDE - Pawtucket School District 2006-2007 Expenditures
- ↑ 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
- ↑ RIFTHP - Elementary and Secondary Education