Tag Archives: Bristol Warren Regional School District


Letter: Breaking up school district isn’t the answer

Letter: Breaking up school district isn’t the answer

To the editor: You may be aware of the dispute between Bristol and Warren over apportioning the costs of running the Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD). The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) was disbursing the state aid directly to our school system without separating the funds into Bristol and Warren shares. Warren filed

Letter: School district should raise its own revenue

To the editor: I am writing this letter in response to the letter in the June 4 issue of the Phoenix, “School taxing district would only raise costs.” The Bristol Warren Regional School District will be a true school community only if it has its own tax district. Then, its local revenue would be raised


Should Bristol and Warren divorce from ‘second marriage’?

Above: Joint Finance Committee member and Warren resident Joanne Deveau testifies before the House Finance Committee while Warrent Town Council President Joseph Depasquale looks on. Representatives from Bristol and Warren testified in front of the House Finance Committee last week on three bills that would change how state aid for education would be divvied up between

School taxing district would only raise costs

A letter in last week’s Bristol Phoenix resurrected the idea of making the school district an independent legal taxing authority. Does any taxpayer really think it is a good idea to give an unelected body the ability to take away your home? If my memory serves me right, one of the battle cries that led to


School deregionalization plan gets House review

Three bills that would vastly change the educational landscape in Warren and Bristol were expected to be heard by the Rhode Island House of Representatives’s House Finance Committee Wednesday evening. The bills were sponsored by Bristol Rep. Raymond Gallison. If passed, they would give residents the right to decide whether the regional school district should

Letter: School funding ruling helps Warren ‘bridge the gap’

The 1991 state law establishing the Bristol Warren Regional School District requires that each town provide equal dollars per pupil to finance it. However, Bristol has much higher taxable property values per pupil than Warren. This has forced Warren to levy considerably higher tax rates for education than Bristol. This year, Warren’s  tax rate for education is $11.19 while Bristol’s rate is $7.97. Warren’s education

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Superintendent: Bristol-Warren schools did nothing wrong

Mario Andrade, superintendent of the Bristol Warren Regional School District, issued the following statement to the Bristol Phoenix after Friday’s court decision: On Friday morning, Judge Luis Matos ruled in favor of Warren regarding how RIDE (Rhode Island Department of Education) and the District should distribute state aid. It should be noted that at no

Editorial: Warren should not seek lost millions

Warren should “celebrate” a Superior Court ruling that clarifies how state education dollars are distributed, but it should not celebrate long. The ruling by Judge Luis Matos is a significant setback for Warren’s partners in this regional school district. Bristol took one on the chin last week. Bristol is already dealing with the impact of