Tag Archives: Bristol Warren Regional School Committee

Candidates (from left) Susan Rancourt, Paul Brule and Erin Schofield.

Tight school committee race in Warren

Tight school committee race in Warren

The Warren Town Council race may be getting most of the attention, but three Warren residents with strong ideas about what’s right and wrong with local schools are going after one open seat on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee. Incumbent Susan Rancourt, who won her seat on the non-partisan committee four years ago, is

Letter: How will towns pay for new teacher contract?

The Sept. 11 Bristol Phoenix article on the new teacher’s contract discussed the cost of the contract, but disappointingly did not discuss how it would be paid for. The annual increases of $350,000 for each of the next three years are cumulative and permanent. In three years, they will have added $1,050,000 to the school budget forevermore.


Bristol-Warren teachers gets raises with new deal

In an 8 to 1 vote, the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee approved a teachers’ contract for the next three years, a contract that will add a little more than $1 million to the district’s personnel expenses, about $350,000 each year. “We knew they worked hard and we knew they deserved a pay raise,” committee member Karen


School committee approves prom day early dismissal

Mt. Hope High School juniors planning to attend prom can go ahead and schedule their hair and nail appointments for early afternoon, thanks to an early dismissal that day. For most of them, anyway. The Bristol Warren Regional School Committee approved allowing juniors attending prom to skip last period and leave class after lunch to

Bristol Warren Superintendent Mario Andrade

Bristol Warren schools edge closer to digital age

While bookless classrooms are still several years away from reality in Bristol Warren schools, the district is taking strides to incorporate the use of iPhone and iPad technology into the 2014-2015 curriculum. The Bristol Warren Regional School Committee received a presentation of the district’s plan at its meeting Tuesday night. Superintendent Mario Andrade and Assistant


Prom day early dismissal may be made permanent

A trial policy allowing Mt. Hope High School students attending the junior prom to leave school early that day may be made a permanent procedure going forward. Juniors attending the prom will be able to schedule early afternoon hair appointments and tuxedo fittings after a Bristol Warren Regional School Committee subcommittee approved the early dismissal

Superintendent Mario Andrade has a new assistant as the Bristol Warren Regional School District names its second-in-command.

Bristol-Warren names assistant superintendent

With the retirement of Bristol Warren Regional School District Superintendent Melinda Thies, the district is now under new management, after the School Committee promoted former Assistant Superintendent Mario Andrade to replace her. Now Mr. Andrade has been replaced. It was recently announced that Diane Sanna of Tiverton will take over as second-in-command for the schools.

The 2014 Bristol Warren Regional School District teachers of the year include Lori-Ann Albuquerque (left), Jane Glass, Susan Beck, Michael Moran, Libby Pagano and Fran Souza.

Bristol Warren district honors teachers of the year

An educator who “goes above and beyond” and is an “inspiration” to her students, Libby Pagano is the 2013-2014 Bristol Warren Regional School District teacher of the year. Ms. Pagano, a special education teacher at Mt. Hope High School, was chosen buy her peers and superiors to receive the honor, which was announced at a

Letter: School Committee double faults on students, public

To the Editor, Last year boys’ varsity tennis was taken from the spring sports docket to add boys’ varsity volleyball at Mt. Hope High School. Which sport is more important? No one can determine that. The important theme is that all children should have an opportunity to participate in varsity sports. At the School Committee


Wisdom of spending on Guiteras Field upgrades questioned

As students wait for the final bell to ring, signifying summer vacation, the Bristol Warren Regional School district budget/facilities subcommittee laid out its ‘to-do’ list for the summer months while the students enjoy their time off. Reconstructing the baseball field at Guiteras School was revisited, as it was last year at this time, with the