PROVIDENCE: THANKS FOR VOTING YES!
A resounding 89.1% of Newport voters agreed to fund safer schools in 2020.
More than ever, our communities are doing the work to keep our children safe. At home. In the community. And eventually – at school.
But right now, the very buildings where our children are supposed to learn, thrive, and be safe are falling apart. Corrosion, collapsing infrastructure, leaking roofs, contamination, infestation, and trailers are just some of the conditions confronting Rhode Island K through 12 students, on top of everything else.
Providence cares about all of our children, and their safety. That’s why we’re coming together to say it’s time to ensure safe schools.
Join us in voting YES this Fall on our Cranston safe schools initiative on November 3.
In Providence, our safe schools initiative will be on the ballot as Question 2.
Here's the language exactly as it will appear on your ballot this November 3:
2. SCHOOL AND SCHOOL FACILITIES $140,000,000 BONDS AND NOTES
(General Assembly Bills S2923 and H8118)
Shall an act of the General Assembly entitled, “An act authorizing the City of Providence to issue not to exceed $140,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, landscaping, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities throughout the City, subject to approval of state housing aid at a reimbursement rate or state share ratio of not less than 75% at the time of issuance and provided that the authorization shall be reduced by the amount of certain grants received from state bond proceeds, from the Rhode Island Department of Education or from the Rhode Island School Building Authority” be approved?
Voting to approve means saying “yes” to releasing the funds that would allow us to fix our public school buildings in Providence.
A safe and supportive learning environment? Some public schools in Rhode Island are falling apart.
The state of Rogers High School is a scandal. I am incredulous that we even have to argue about this. This is for the kids.
We shouldn’t have to walk around bins full of disgusting yellow water...In the bathroom the sink water looks like pee. You can see the cracks in the windows.
Eight. That is how many buckets I had to leave in my classroom all year. I had to be resourceful if I wanted to keep teaching while it rained.