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Barrington teacher’s dismissal ‘good and just’ says education commissioner

By   /  September 3, 2013  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist recently ruled against an appeal filed by former Barrington High School teacher Kelly McKenney, who was fired in 2011 after she allegedly helped two students cheat on an exam. Ms. Gist released the decision on Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, clearly backing Barrington school officials who first placed Ms. […]

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Barrington School Committee seeks community participation in subcommittees

By   /  February 25, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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Implementation of Barrington Public Schools’ recently adopted 2012-2017 strategic plan is underway and local officials are once again looking for community participation in the process. A press release issued this week states that Barrington School is extending an invitation to the Barrington community for participation in new subcommittees that will facilitate implementation of strategic plan. […]

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Barrington School Committee approves $46.1 million budget

By   /  February 22, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

Director of Administration and Finance Ron Tarro (right) and Superintendent Michael Messore will meet with the appropriations committee next week.

The Barrington Public Schools’ proposed fiscal year 2014 operating budget is heading to the appropriations committee. The school committee unanimously approved the $46.1 million spending plan Thursday night, one week after the public received its first look at the proposal. Director of Administration and Finance Ron Tarro provided a quick recap of the document at […]

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Barrington schools seek $1.05 million budget increase

By   /  February 15, 2013  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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The public received its first glance at the school district’s proposed fiscal year 2014 operating budget Thursday night, a $46.1 million spending plan that includes a $1.058 million net impact to taxpayers. Director of Administration and Finance Ron Tarro said the budget includes an overall spending increase of about $1.415 million, or 3.17 percent. While […]

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Barrington elementary schools’ NECAP scores drop

By   /  February 14, 2013  /  News, Schools  /  4 Comments

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It’s too early to sound an alarm, but results from the recent round of standardized math and reading assessments have some local school officials concerned. The state recently released results from the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing, which showed a drop in math and reading scores for students at Nayatt, Primrose Hill and […]

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Barrington Public Schools back on Tuesday, Wednesday

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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Barrington Public Schools will hold classes on Tuesday. It will be the first time since Thursday after Nor’easter Nemo forced cancellations on Friday and Monday. A professional day scheduled for Wednesday has also been moved to Friday, March 1. Classes will meet at their regular times on Friday.

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Barrington Public Schools closed Monday

By   /  February 10, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

  Make that a four-day weekend. Barrington Public Schools will be closed Monday. The schools were also shut down Friday because of Nor’easter Nemo.

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Barrington School Committee to review facility use policy

By   /  February 8, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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The Barrington School Committee will take another look at a use of school facilities policy approved last year. School committee member Paula Dominguez broached the topic at a meeting Thursday night. The policy spells out a fee structure for the use of various school facilities by different groups. Previously, the policy classified users into three […]

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Barrington Schools, Senior Center closed on Friday

By   /  February 7, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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Barrington Public Schools will be closed on Friday. The Barrington Senior Center will also be closed.

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Barrington vaccination clinic is Jan. 23

By   /  January 17, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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The Rhode Island Department of Health and Barrington Public Schools will host a vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Vaccinations for pneumonia, Tdap and the flu will be provided by The Wellness Company. The clinic is open to individuals 6 months old and older. The clinic will run from 4 to 7 p.m. There is […]

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