Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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Agency Profile
Superintendent:Deborah Gist
FY 2013 Budget:$1.1 billion[1]
Website:Department Home Page
The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education oversees public K-12 education in Rhode Island. The department managed 305 K-12 schools and 143,793 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[2]

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Mission

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See also
Rhode Island Commissioner of Education
Rhode Island school districts
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Public education in Rhode Island
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The mission statement of the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reads:[3]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The mission of the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education is to lead and support schools and communities in ensuring that all students achieve at the highest levels needed to lead fulfilling and productive lives, to succeed in academic employment settings, and to contribute to society.

Leadership

The current Commissioner of Education is Deborah Gist. The following list details staff members in the Office of the Commissioner:[4]

  • Deputy Commissioner: David V. Abbott
  • Intergovernmental Relations: Andy Andrade
  • Chief of Staff: Kimberly Bright
  • Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner: Colleen Brophy
  • Public Information Officer: Elliot Krieger
  • Liaison to the Board of Education: Angela Teixeira
  • Scheduling: Dana Wilson

Board of Education

The Board of Education consists of 11 members appointed by the Governor and approved by the Rhode Island State Senate. The board was created in 2013 by the merger of separate boards dealing with K-12 schools and higher education. Board members are responsible for developing policies related to early childhood education, K-12 curriculum, school safety and charter schools.[5]

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