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Admins reflect on nearly a year in charge of East Providence schools

By   /  February 11, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Approaching the one-year anniversary of taking stewardship of the system, Superintendent Kim Mercer and her administrative team remain enthusiastic in their positions, though quite cognizant of the challenges that lay ahead for East Providence schools. During an all-encompassing interview last week with The Post in their new offices on the third floor […]

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Superintendent’s proposed budget includes return of sports to East Providence middle schools

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Superintendent Kim Mercer presented a draft budget for the department’s Fiscal Year 2013-14 to the East Providence School Committee at its meeting Monday night, Sept. 23, the proposal among other items of value including a provision to bring back sports in some form to the system’s two middle schools. Superintendent Mercer implemented […]

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Commission approves Crudele as new East Providence Schools Director of Pupil Personnel

By   /  June 27, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — As expected Thursday afternoon, June 27, the Budget Commission approved the hiring of a permanent Director of Pupil Personnel of East Providence Schools with Eileen Crudele being named to fill the post. Ms. Crudele follows Superintendent Kim Mercer from Pawtucket where she was an administrator for over 12 years and was most […]

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Commission expected to approve hiring of new Pupil Director for East Providence Schools

By   /  June 27, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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 — When the East Providence Budget Commission meets on matters of personnel Thursday afternoon, June 27, it is expected to approve the hiring of a new Director of Pupil Personnel among other matters. The Director of Pupil Personnel, a position held on a temporary basis recently by Cheryl Ursillo, oversees the School Department’s […]

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East Providence School System gets some much needed good fortune

By   /  June 23, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

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Superstition has it the No. 13 is an unlucky number, but the first half of the year 2013 has proven to be a fruitful one for the East Providence School System, which despite some serious and impending infrastructural concerns appears to be on the path to a solid recovery. For the first time in almost […]

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Commission approves posting for new East Providence Special Education director

By   /  May 25, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Her new leadership team nearly complete, recently hired Superintendent of East Providence Schools Kim Mercer received approval from the Budget Commission Thursday, May 23, to hire a permanent Director of Pupil Personnel Services, a position that oversees the department’s Special Education division. By a consensus 5-0 vote, the Commission, at its most […]

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East Providence School Committee approves hires of education, curriculum directors

By   /  April 25, 2013  /  Schools  /  3 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Julie A. Motta and Dawn August were recently chosen to fill vacant positions in the East Providence School Department by new Superintendent Kim Mercer and were approved by the School Committee for the posts. Mrs. Motta becomes the Director of Education, a position created by the East Providence Budget Commission that closely […]

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East Providence School Department completes move to City Hall

By   /  April 19, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The move of the East Providence School Department from its long-time and former Burnside Avenue site to the third floor at City Hall became officially “official” during the spring recess as the administrative offices completed their transition to the new locale. Calling herself “the last of the Mohegans,” Patricia Ianelli diligently combed […]

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East Providence Schools Superintendent candidate Mercer answers questions at public forum

By   /  February 27, 2013  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — A confident, articulate J. Kimberly Mercer answered about a dozen questions Wednesday night, Feb. 27, at a public meeting where she interacted initially with members of the East Providence community for which she may very well serve as the next Superintendent of Schools. School Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro delivered the predetermined questions […]

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East Providence Schools cost-saving plan gets condensed, more concise

By   /  January 7, 2013  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Proposed cost-saving measures in the East Providence School Department precipitated by the Budget Commission and the State Department of Education have been updated in a more concise manner, according to new School Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro. Mr. Monteiro said the proposals developed by Interim School Superintendent Dr. John DeGoes were recently streamlined […]

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