[editor's note: Thank you Middletown Councilor Semonelli for this update on the upcoming meeting, which is an in-person follow-up to his original blog. To see his original post titled "I am convinced that Newport county needs a Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Charter High School" as well as community feedback, click here]
There will be a meeting on Saturday 10/20 at CCRI,Newport Campus, from 10-12, it will be conducted by the Newport County Mentor/CO-Op Group.
The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the potential of a Charter School in Newport County.
At this Session, Bill Clarke, a representative of the Rhode Island Department of Education, will:Define Charter School (includes history, tie to RIDE strategic plan, theory of action,etc)Authorization processRe-authorization processQ/A At a similar session last week in Providence , it was shared that, RIDE has a high level interest in creating 20 charter schools through out Rhode island and has seed funding to initiate this plan. There will be a discussion to follow, Ret. Admiral Mcgann. who led a STEM Charter school in Massachusetts will be present.