Providence School District, Rhode Island
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- Administrative officials are listed with contact information.
- School board members are listed with contact information.
- Meeting schedule, agenda, and minutes are available.
- Budget is published.
- District report cards and assessment reports are available.
- Does not provide information on taxes, contracts, audits, background checks, and how to make public record requests.
The School Board is composed of nine members appointed to three-year staggered terms. A nominating commission recommends candidates to the Mayor for appointment or re-appointment, with the City Council confirming the Mayor’s final three selections.
Thomas Brady serves as Superintendent.
For FY 2010, the District projects a total budget of $386,033,647. This is a very slight decrease of $141,534 (0.04%) from FY 2009.
In FY 2008 per pupil spending was $14,002.
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, 16 schools (35%) in the district were classified as making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), none were Regents' Commended schools, and 21 were identified as in need of improvement.
|Classification||Number of schools||Percentage of schools|
|Made Adequate Yearly Progress||16||35%|
|Did not make AYP - Caution||0||0%|
|Did not make AYP - Insufficient Progress||30||65%|
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:
The Providence Teachers Union (PTA) is the teacher's union for this school district. It is an affiliate of Rhode Island Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the Providence Central Labor Council. Steven F. Smith is the President.
- ↑ Administration
- ↑ School Board
- ↑ Agenda
- ↑ Minutes
- ↑ Budget
- ↑ Assessments
- ↑ Providence School Board
- ↑ Providence Teachers Union - Contracts
- ↑ Providence Schools - 2009-2010 Proposed Budget Book
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Providence Teachers Union