Thursday, January 3, 2013
Despite the state law requiring registration after 30 days, Portsmouth's superintendent is still driving around with Illinois license plates, according to an investigative report.
Despite a state law requiring drivers to register their vehicle within 30 days of moving to the Ocean State, one school superintendent has failed to comply. Portsmouth Superintendent of Schools Lynn Krizic, who became superintendent in summer 2011, is still driving her 2003 Saab Turbo with Illinois license plates, according to an investigation by The Hummel Report. Krizic, a Little Compton resident, told Jim Hummel she failed to change the license plates and register her vehicle despite living in Rhode Island for more than 18 months. Krizic's former town of residence, Elmhurst, IL, does not charge property taxes on vehicles, according to the report. To read the full investigative report and watch the interview with Krizic, click here.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Superintendent Lynn Krizic reported a slight increase in students for the 2011-2012 school year.
Superintendent Lynn Krizic gave an enrollment report at Tuesday's School Committee meeting that indicated enrollment is up slightly for the 2011-2012 school year. "Enrollment is changing on a minute by minute basis," Krizic said. As of Aug. 23, approximately 2,670 students were enrolled in Portsmouth schools, an increase of six students. School committee member Dave Croston questioned why enrollment numbers were increasing. "It's a combination of things," Krizic said. "Navy families is one. We have people moving within Rhode Island. A lot of families are moving from Newport to Portsmouth." Enrollment figures are provided in the chart below: K
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Teachers will be asked this year to submit recommendations for new courses.
Superintendent Lynn Krizic says she hopes to formalize the course review process for this school year. Under the new process, Portsmouth High School teachers will be asked to submit course proposals to Principal Robert Littlefield, who will share the proposals with the Principal Leadership Team. The proposals will then be forwarded to Krizic and Colleen B. Jermain, assistant superintendent, for review. Krizic says she hopes to present course proposals to the school committee in November with those courses approved by December. The purpose is to establish the course costs, how the course would impact the department and staffing, as well as technology. "I think you will see a comprehensive course proposal coming forward in the future. …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Portsmouth’s new School Superintendent Dr. Lynn Krizic talks about her goals and her views for the new school year.
School Superintendent Dr. Lynn Krizic recently spoke about the upcoming fall school year. Find out what she had to say about the new position and what's in store for students this year! What attracted you to apply for the position of superintendent? Dr. Krizic: “When I looked at Portsmouth as a potential professional opportunity, their strategic plan was very compelling to me. It was a plan that was laid out to take them from good to great and being part of that journey was exciting to me. There was also a great deal of parental support for the schools and parents valued the education their children were achieving. The size of the school district was equally important. As an educational leader, you want to develop relationships with your …
Friday, July 22, 2011
The new superintendent attended her first School Committee meeting in the new role on Thursday night.
In her first official School Committee meeting as superintendent, Lynn S. Krizic made several recommendations. The meeting was held at the Portsmouth High School Library Thursday evening. Krizic’s first recommendation was to ask the school committee to issue a Request for Proposal or RFP for an electronic Web-based governance system. The system would basically be a depository and archive for any and all information involving the school committee and the school administration. It would contain minutes from meetings, information, back-up document packets used to inform committee members on issues before them and possible videos of each meeting. The information could be viewed from anywhere 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “This would …