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PUBLIC FORUM – Students of Newport Public Schools Speak Out

DATE: Tuesday, May 1st TIME: 6-7:30 PM LOCATION: Claiborne Pell Elementary School | 35 Dexter Street, Newport, RI. A Public Forum Presented by the One Newport NPS Strategic Plan Subcommittee And Alliance for Livable Newport (ALN) Listen to our Thompson and Rogers School students talk about their future aspirations and the roles education and the community play in making life choices. Here’s an opportunity to understand the perspectives of Newport’s young people as they navigate technology, social media, classroom traditions, extracurricular activities, family pressures and a rapid change in the labor market. You have heard from the Newport City Council and the School Committee, and about the Newport Public Schools’ Strategic Plan. Now is the time to hear from our most important educational constituents. Panelists: Students from Rogers High School and Thompson Middle School If you could ask them a question what would it be? Now is your opportunity. Questions may be submitted via email before the forum or in writing the night of the event. info@newportalliance.org You do not have to be present at the forum to have your question chosen. The One Newport Subcommittee is a group of volunteers who are committed to helping improve the Newport Public […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - April 15, 2018 at 4:44 pm

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2016 School Committee Candidates Survey Responses

Click this link to view the survey results ONLINE here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-SLXWHH3M/ Or, click this link below for a PDF view for printing, sharing: 2016-school-committee-candidates-questionnaire *An “embedded version of the survey” is shown below – however, different browsers and computers may require 2 different SCROLLING bars to view the all the results – so we recommend viewing these responses by clicking the first link above! ***Notice 2 tabs! (2 different views of the surveys >> “Question Summaries” tab allows you to view each question with ALL of the candidates responses to that question “Individual Responses” tab allows you to select a candidate and view that candidate’s responses to all of the questions.” “ALN Announces Local Public Candidate Forums and Online Questionnaires” NEWPORT LOCAL ELECTIONS – NOVEMBER 2016 – NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES – NEWPORT SCHOOL COMMITTEE CANDIDATES TO ADDRESS KEY ISSUES IN PUBLIC FORUMS For over 10 years, the ALLIANCE FOR A LIVABLE NEWPORT (ALN) has worked to promote and enhance the quality of life in Newport by providing an unbiased resource for information on issues facing our community. In this year of Newport Municipal Elections ALN has developed questions designed to help voters decide about their choices for City Council and School […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - September 16, 2016 at 3:26 pm

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Survey Question #1 Responses – School Committee save $500k per year?

ADD your responses below! Or post them on our Facebook page! Share this with your Newport neighbors, tell us what you think! Your voice, your community, your opinion matters!  “The city could save half a million dollars.” We heard this first from Harry Winthrop at an ALN forum in April. Now we have Naomi Neville’s comments in the Newport Daily News’ Guest View column of 5/28/13 making a clear case for combining School Committee and city resources in managing finances and other administrative services for the schools. Do you think this would this be a good idea? 06/03/2013 7581023 [Yes] It is an administrative savings that is long overdue. 06/05/2013 7607639 [Yes] Great idea, but it might not result in actual tax savings. The savings would end up on the school side and might not count toward maintenance of effort. Regardless, it is money which could be put toward early education programs. 06/05/2013 7607877 [Maybe] It is worthy of examination. With the proper controls, checks and balances in place, the schools Administrator should not have to worry that educational funds would be siphoned off elsewhere. There is also the concern that the schools would be nickel and dimed to death […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - June 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm

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Newport Councilor Claims Superintendent Violated State Law

Newport City Councilor Michael Farley said a $750,000 shortfall in the 2012-13 school budget should had been reported within five days after it was discovered. By Olga Enger Email the author June 4, 2013 After a budget meeting with members of the Newport City Council and School Committee Thursday, Councilor Michael Farley said a $745,000 school budget shortfall came to light that should had been previously reported. “The school committee had a legal obligation to notify the council of all shortfalls within five days of discovery of this and all other budget shortfalls,” said Farley. At the meeting, Superintendent Jack Ambrogi said because a business manager did not appropriately allocate funds, there was a $600,00 shortfall for tuition and a $145,000 shortfall for bus monitors. “We already put a freeze on the budget back in March because we knew that there were issues,” said Ambrogi. “We already said that we weren’t going to spend any of that capital improvement money this year because we knew there were issues.” In response, Farley made seven requests to the School Committee for supporting documentation under the Freedom of Information Act and the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act. “It is important to […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - June 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

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Open House Sheds Light, Reveals Rifts

http://www.newport-now.com/news/open-house-sheds-light%2C-reveals-rifts/ By Tom Shevlin, April 19, 2013 Newport This Week (Newport-Now.com)  NEWPORT – School lunches, budgets, the search for a new superintendent, what to do about excess elementary schools, a push for a new parking garage, the redevelopment of the North End, a proposal to require Newport residents to pay as they throw, and the seemingly ever present issue of trust between the city’s top two elected bodies. They were all topics of conversation on Tuesday when the Alliance for a Livable Newport hosted what it called an open house to discuss citywide issues with members of the School Committee and City Council. The roughly hour-long session, which drew about two dozen members of the public to the downstairs meeting room of the Newport Public Library, began with a series of questions related to the city’s public schools. Taking primacy were two lines of questioning: the first seeking clarification regarding the search for a new superintendent, and a second addressing the continued struggles of Rogers High School students on the New England Common Assessment Program, or NECAP, test. Representing the School Committee were Chairman Dr. Charles Shoemaker and Vice Chair Jo Eva Gaines. According to Gaines, in finding the city’s next […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - May 12, 2013 at 9:56 am

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2012 Newport Elections – Read the Answers to 10 Questions!

ALN has asked 10 important questions of our local candidates in the upcoming 2012 elections for Newport City Council and School Committee. Read how each candidate has responded to these important questions in the following documents shown below!  ***Very important that you “comment”, “like” and “share” this information with your friends, family and neighbors in Newport. Anyone can comment below!

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

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