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RI School Building Task Force to Host First Public Forum in Newport

On October 12th at 6:00 p.m. Governor Raimondo, Treasurer Magaziner, and Education Commissioner Wagner will host the first in a series of public forums to discuss the mounting infrastructure crisis in school facilities throughout Rhode Island.

We look forward to hearing feedback from students, parents, teachers, administrators and members of the community.

You can join the conversation in person at Rogers High School in Newport, RI (15 Wickham Rd, Newport, RI 02840) or join us for a Facebook live event at the link below.

The Rhode Island Department of Education's 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses Report forecasts $627.6 million in high-priority construction and repairs needed to keep students and teachers warm, safe, and dry in their classrooms. The statewide cost to bring all school buildings into ideal condition is estimated at $2.2 billion.

More information including information on schools in your community can be found at the Rhode Island Department of Education's website.

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  • Department or agency: Office of General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
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  • Release date: 10-12-2017

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