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Close vote spurns Taxpayers Assn. try to cut school budget

Close vote spurns Taxpayers Assn. try to cut school budget

LITTLE COMPTON — By as close a vote as this town has seen in many years, voters here at the Financial Town Meeting (FTM) on Tuesday night defeated — by secret ballot — a motion made by Joe Quinn, Chairman of the Little Compton Taxpayers Association, to cut $50,000 from the school budget. The vote

School committee members, at a March meeting, (from left) are Peg Bugara, Lori Craffey, Chairman Tom Allder, Patrick McHugh, and Polly Allen. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

237 citizens claim school committee violations

Little Compton petitioners send complaint to RIDE, school officials LITTLE COMPTON — A petition signed by 237 “concerned citizens” of Little Compton, saying that the Little Compton School Committee “may not be in compliance” with Rhode Island law, was filed Tuesday, May 5, with Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist and with the

Little Compton school committee should encourage public input

To the Editor: I attended a recent Little Compton Town Council meeting where public comment was allowed and encouraged after each agenda item was discussed. Anyone in attendance who wished to speak simply raised his or her hand. Council members listened politely, sometimes responding, and always thanking the speaker for his or her comments. At

Why a $5,000 bonus for Little Compton school superintendent?

To the editor: Among the surprises at the Little Compton School Committee meeting last Wednesday, August 13, was the award of a $5000 bonus to the Superintendent along with a 2% raise and continuation of her contract. The rationale for the bonus was unclear and, because audience comments were limited to a period prior to


Little Compton students outpace state in science

LITTLE COMPTON — Results of NECAP science testing last spring for Little Compton fourth-grade and eighth-grade students announced recently showed that 51.3 percent of the students were considered science-proficient. The percentage of Little Compton students at this level is well above the numbers statewide where 34 percent of students tested proficient in science. The Little

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Golden Apple Award goes to Little Compton teacher

LITTLE COMPTON —Wilbur & McMahon 4th grade teacher Dietra Medeiros has won the prestigious Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. Little Compton School Superintendent Superintendent Kathryn Crowley said the award was handed out by Rhode island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist and Channel 10 at a special school assembly in front of the entire

The modulars occupy most of what used to be a soccer field on Peckham Lot.

Little Compton school renovation project turns corner

  LITTLE COMPTON — Ending months of uncertainty, the renovation of Wilbur & McMahon schools has finally reached two benchmarks that signal a new beginning for the much-delayed project. First, a date has been set — Monday, February 25 —  for the move of about 275 students from the old building into temporary classrooms. Second,