Statement from City Council President and the Council Leadership Team

Statement from City Council President Sabina Matos and the City Council Leadership Team Regarding the States’ Takeover of the Providence City School District:

In the aftermath of the Providence Public School District Community Forums and on the eve of a state takeover of our public school district, the City Council remains committed to playing a collaborative role in our children’s educational future.

We look forward to the opportunity to work in partnership with RIDE and to help foster solutions that will improve educational outcomes for our kids.

Despite the Mayor not being communicative or transparent with the Council in these preliminary stages of this process, we remain unwavering in our shared responsibilities to provide students with safer and cleaner school buildings, a more relevant and rigorous curriculum, and a quality of education that sets them up for success.

Council President Sabina Matos

Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia

Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan

Senior Deputy Majority Leader Nicholas J. Narducci Jr.

Deputy Majority Leader Mary Kay Harris

Majority Whip John J. Igliozzi, Esq.

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