Wednesday, March 17, 2010

RI Education Commissioner Deborah Gist coming to Bristol

A meeting has been facilitated by Rep. Gablinske and Town Councilor David Barboza to have RI School Commissioner Deborah Gist come to Bristol RI for a meeting on March 25 at 5 pm prior to the Bristol Warren Joint Finance Committee Meeting (at 7 pm) to answer questions on the proposed funding formula for state aid to education and any other related topics. Both meetings will be held at Mount Hope High School to accommodate a large expected audience.

This is an open meeting. The school committee, the administration and the public are all invited. More than 60% of our tax dollars goes to education. If you want to learn more about education taxes and allotment, plan to show up!

Deborah Gist earned a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, where she was also selected as a Kennedy Fellow and received the Littauer Fellowship for academic excellence and community service. Her education degrees came from the University of Oklahoma and the University of South Florida. She was the RI Board of Regents first choice for RI Education Commissioner. She started the job in July 2009.

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