Tag Archives: East Providence School Committee

School Committee member Richard "Spunk" Pimentel passed away Friday, Aug. 1.

East Providence officials remember ‘Spunk’ Pimentel

East Providence officials remember ‘Spunk’ Pimentel

EAST PROVIDENCE — Residents of the city and members of the School Committee joined family and friends in mourning the passing of Richard A. Pimentel, a school board representative for the last 21 months until his death on Friday, Aug. 1. Mr. Pimentel, a long-time employee of the school system, a Dover Avenue resident and

Richard "Spunk" Pimentel as decided against pursuing re-election to the East Providence School Committee.

Pimentel ends EP School Committee re-election bid

EAST PROVIDENCE — Richard “Spunk, Spunky” Pimentel has opted against further pursuit of re-election to the East Providence School Committee, he informed The Post and eastbayri.com early this week. Citing health concerns, Mr. Pimentel, who took ill in recent months, acknowledged he will not submit signatures from residents of Ward 3, the district he represented

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East Providence School Committee tables talk on split middle school academic teams

EAST PROVIDENCE — The sticky situation of attempting to eliminate split academic teams at the middle school level in the city was addressed to a point Tuesday night, April 8, during the most recent East Providence School Committee meeting held in the City Hall Chamber. Superintendent Kim Mercer and Assistant Superintendent Julie Motta presented the

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School Committee plans public forum on issues, tour of facility at East Providence High School

EAST PROVIDENCE — In an effort to maintain some transparency and to involve the public in the process, the East Providence School Committee, at its meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 14, announced it would conduct an open forum on the status of improvements to the structure of East Providence High School. The forum is tentatively scheduled


Mercer officially takes over East Providence School Superintendent reins on March 25

EAST PROVIDENCE — Kim Mercer will officially take charge of the East Providence School System as the new superintendent on Monday, March 25, School Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro has confirmed. Mr. Monteiro and the rest of the five-member committee last week formally approved Ms. Mercer’s hire as the new superintendent of schools, ending an 18-month


East Providence School Committee approves Mercer as new superintendent

EAST PROVIDENCE — As expected the East Providence School Committee approved the hire of Kim Mercer as the new superintendent of schools at its meeting Tuesday night, March 12, setting the stage for the Budget Commission to give its formal nod on the hire in two weeks. Ms. Mercer comes to East Providence after spending

East Providence Schools Superintendent Kim Mercer is requesting the Budget Commission approve the hiring of a permanent Director of Pupil Personnel for her department.

East Providence School Committee likely to offer initial approval to new superintendent

EAST PROVIDENCE — At its Tuesday, March 12, meeting, the East Providence School Committee is expected to give initial approval to the hiring of J. Kimberly Mercer as new Superintendent of Schools. The measure is on the Committee’s Tuesday night docket and is likely to be passed. With the Budget Commission having served notice of


East Providence School Committee approves revamped school closing plan

EAST PROVIDENCE — Less than a week after his initial plan to close Oldham Elementary School in the Riverside section of the city was overwhelmingly panned by residents, Interim East Providence Schools Superintendent Dr. John DeGoes presented a revamped proposal to the School Committee Tuesday night, Jan. 29, which the governing body passed by a

Oldham students Cassandra Warr (left) and Laura Rejto look on durng the meeting.

Parents rail against possible closing of East Providence’s Oldham Elementary School

EAST PROVIDENCE — As expected emotions ran high Wednesday night, Jan. 23, at a special public hearing conducted by the East Providence School Committee in the Riverside Middle School auditorium on the topic of the possible closure of the James R.D. Oldham Elementary School located on Bullocks Point Avenue. The three-plus hour session featured another