Barrington school official will lead RIDE council

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Barrington School Committee member Patrick Guida will lead a new council within the Rhode Island Board of Education.

Mr. Guida, who has served on the local school committee for a number of years, will be the chairman of the RIDE council on elementary and secondary education.

“The board has a new organizational structure that splits governance over kindergarten through grade 12 and higher education between two councils,” stated a press release. A second council oversees post-secondary education.

It was also announced at a recent school committee meeting that Mr. Guida will be awarded the National Association of State Boards of Education 2014 Distinguished Service Award at the association’s annual conference in Denver, Colo. on Oct. 17.

“This national award is given annually to three state board of education members in recognition of outstanding service to public education,” stated a release.

Mr. Guida served as president of the National Association of State Boards of Education in 2013.

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