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Kickemuit Middle School principal hired

Kickemuit Middle School principal hired

Kickemuit Middle School is no longer without a principal. The Bristol Warren Regional School Committee introduced new KMS Principal Jared Vance, replacing Beth Hayes, who resigned in March. Mr. Vance, currently the assistant principal at Curtis Corner Middle School in South Kingstown, will begin at KMS on July 1, though he said he plans on

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School calendar approved, Feb. vacation eliminated in Bristol Warren

Students in Bristol and Warren will not have February vacation in 2016, but April vacation remains the same after the Regional School Committee approved the 2015-16 school calendar Monday. Instead of a full week off in February, students will be off Monday, Feb. 15 for President’s Day and Tuesday, Feb.16 for a professional development day.

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Bristol-Warren schools propose $55M budget

Bristol would pay $1.6 million more to educate its students this coming year, under a $55 million school budget plan released this week by the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee. On Thursday, March 5, district officials will ask the Joint Finance Committee to approve an additional $1.25 million over the current budget to cover their

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.