Tag Archives: Bristol Warren Regional School District

Letter: Solar array would help schools mitigate electricity increases

To the editor: In response to “Questions remain before school district commits to solar”: Bristol is facing a 20 percent increase in electricity rates, a $75,000 to $100,000 increase in cost to the schools alone. A 100 kW solar array would have reduced that increase by 20 percent. Questions regarding actual savings and roof warranty

Abby Bratsos meticulously rolls clay in her hands to make a band for her bowl. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

‘Bowls for Hunger’ art project to benefit food pantry

A group of third-grade students spent an hour last Friday rolling and manipulating clay and fashioning swirly designs to decorate the outside of their clay bowls. But these aren’t just any bowls. Not only can they be used to hold food, they’ll help provide food for hundreds of hungry local residents. Funded by a grant


Questions remain before school district commits to solar

A proposal to install solar panels on the roof of Kickemuit Middle School would be free and save the Bristol-Warren Regional School District up to $11,000 a year, according to the developer who made the proposal. The regional School Committee, unsure of the savings and fearful of the panels’ impact on school building warrantees, rejected


Bristol Police score high on access report

Open and accessible are not often thought of as words used to describe a police force. But they fit the Bristol Police Department, according to a recent audit of public records access around the state. The non-profit freedom of information coalition ACCESS/RI audited all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island to check their compliance

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


Boys tennis likely to remain club sport at Mt. Hope

Advocates for the Mt. Hope High School boys tennis team continue to petition the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee to restore the team to a full varsity support, and they’re seeking more players to help make their case. The group of parents and tennis fans have been trying to return tennis to full varsity since

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‘Buildings to become schools again’

New Bristol Warren Superintendent Mario Andrade has spent the summer filling several personnel vacancies, representing the school district in the community, and overseeing school preparations to be sure all classes start on time — something that almost didn’t happen. “I didn’t want to be the new superintendent canceling classes,” Dr. Andrade said. He was almost

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