Monday, December 3, 2012
The committee is scheduled to meet this afternoon at 5 pm.
At a scheduled 5 pm meeting this afternoon, the Johnston School Committee is expected to award a contract for natural gas service to Direct Energy, a local subsidiary of Britain-based Centrica. The expected vote follows the installation of new gas-fired boilers and water heaters at Johnston High School last spring. Johnston Town Councilors provided $500,000 in town funds toward the replacement of the boilers, the first major update to the system since the high school opened in 1963, and local officials secured another $200,000 in grant money to cover the costs for the project. School committee members are also expected to vote on the purchase of a pickup truck with a snow plow from the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative. The agenda for …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The two Johnston School Committee seats on the 2012 ballot will remain unchanged, after the filing deadline for candidates ended Wednesday.
Incumbent Democrat Mayor Joseph Polisena is expected to face Republican challenger Peter Filippi III for the top municipal post in Johnston, and three town council seats are up for grabs in this year's elections. The Rhode Island Secretary of State's Candidates web page listed all of the Johnston candidates who filed their candidacy papers at Johnston Town Hall this week to qualify for the ballot. From here, each candidate must gather 50 signatures to officially secure their ballot spots. In Ward 1, where the council seat is currently held by Councilwoman Eileen Fuoco, the decision could be made at the September primary, if Democrats Edward Cardillo and Paul Crowell III complete the process to qualify. Following Ward 2 Councilman Ernest …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Johnston School Committee voted 5-0 to appoint Doreen Studley to the part-time position, which pays $45,000 plus benefits.
During a brief meeting on Tuesday night at Ferri Middle School, the Johnston School Committee approved the appointment of Doreen Studley to the part-time Human Resources Coordinator position that had been left unfilled since last November. According to Supt. Dr. Bernard DiLullo, Studley will be paid $45,000 per year plus benefits for the 30-hour-per-week job, which handles all of the school district's employment applications and ensures adherence to hiring standards. "She'll be in charge of hiring, monitoring benefits for people, and will be involved in grievances," DiLullo explained. In separate votes, board members also approved the contract for Studley, and approved a policy that requires all employment applications to be forwarded to …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Johnston School Committee is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 pm and select a new Human Resources Coordinator, among other agenda items.
The selection of a new Human Resources Coordinator is among the agenda items for tonight's Johnston School Committee meeting, scheduled for 7 pm at N.A. Ferri Middle School. Committee members have three separate votes scheduled for the appointment, according to the agenda for the public portion of the meeting, which will follow an executive session beginning at 6 pm. First, the board is expected to make the formal appointment; next, members will take a vote on a new contract for the candidate; and finally, the committee is expected to consider a resolution that would provide the new coordinator with all resumes received by the district, with copies given to the school committee secretary. Also on tonight's agenda is the recognition of the …
Monday, March 19, 2012
The Johnston School Committee is scheduled to hold a second budget workshop on its fiscal 2013 budget proposal on Tuesday night, Mar. 20, at 6 p.m.
Tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at Ferri Middle School, the Johnston School Committee is scheduled to hold its second budget workshop on its proposed $49.52 million spending plan for fiscal 2013. The draft budget presented at the first budget workshop, held Mar. 15, is attached to this article. Supt. Dr. Bernard DiLullo conducted a line-by-line review of the budget last Thursday, and committee members decided to withhold any suggestions for cuts in the spending plan. According to the budget document released by the school administration, the fiscal 2013 proposal currently seeks an additional $585,000 from the town, and an increase of about $533,000 from the state. Mayor Joseph Polisena has stated that he hopes to hold all town departments — …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The school board also announced an effort to raise funds for a marker stone in memory of Liza Archilla, a local student who died on Nov. 10.
At its Dec. 6 meeting, the Johnston School Committee learned that the district is the recipient of an $83,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations. Supt. Dr. Bernard DiLullo told the board that high school science teacher Jennifer Sousa and district advisor Karen Lepore worked to secure the grant, which will help the department buy new science and technology equipment. According to the Champlin Foundations website, the Warwick-based nonprofit organization has donated more than $442 million to local agencies and schools since 1932. Fund For Archilla Marker Stone In the wake of last month’s death of Johnston High School student Liza Archilla, the town of Johnston and the school district have set up a fund to accept donations for a marker …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Appointment of an assistant principal at N.A. Ferri Middle School is among the items on tonight's agenda.
The Johnston School Committee is scheduled to meet tonight at N.A. Ferri Middle School, starting with an executive session set for 6:30 p.m. The public portion of the meeting is expected to start at 7 p.m. Among tonight's agenda items is the appointment of Steven Poricelli to assistant principal of Ferri Middle School, a position that Supt. Dr. Bernard DiLullo has sought to restore since a previous cut to the staffing there. Also scheduled for consideration tonight: A copy of the agenda for tonight's meeting is attached to this article.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Johnston School Committee is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Ferri Middle School.
The Johnston School Committee is scheduled to consider a new three-year bus contract at its June 14 meeting, set for 7 p.m. at N.A. Ferri Middle School. At its March 8 session, the school board approved plans to join a multi-district bussing plan. Johnston currently spends about $3.5 million to transport its 3,100 students in 32 buses. Also on the meeting schedule are: A copy of the agenda for the session accompanies this article.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Johnston School Committee honors the high school hockey team and gets a meal program deficit wiped out.
At its May 10 meeting, the Johnston School Committee recognized Lisa Filippelli, a Thornton Elementary School teacher, as Johnston teacher of the year. Filippelli was also a strong contender in the search for Rhode Island's teacher of the year. “Lisa did the town of Johnston proud, as she was a finalist in the Rhode Island Teacher of the Year search," said Supt. Dr. Bernard DiLullo. "We are proud of her and privileged to have her with us.” Filippelli — who also serves as chairwoman of the Board of Trustees for Marian J. Mohr Library — rose from her seat to resounding applause in acknowledgement of all her hard work for the district, Thornton elementary and most importantly, her students. Food Program Deficit Wiped Out Jessica Patriola, the…
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The board is scheduled to recognize the J-NP championship hockey team.
Tonight's Johnston School Committee meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at Ferri Middle School, is expected to include two commendations — one for Lisa Filippelli, the district's Teacher of the Year, and another for the Johnston-North Providence Cougars hockey team, who won the Division III state championship in March. Filippelli also serves as chairwoman of the Marian J. Mohr Library Board of Trustees. According to the agenda posted for the May 10 session (attached to this article), the school committee is scheduled to begin an executive, or closed, session at 6 p.m., and to open the public portion of the meeting at 7. Watch JohnstonPatch for coverage of this meeting tomorrow morning.