There are no School bond and tax elections in Rhode Island
. Any new school construction in Rhode Island requires a combination of state and local approval.
Laws affecting school finance
School construction law
Under Rhode Island law, it is up to the local governments to first approve all new building and renovations that do not require a referendum. Rhode Island requires all new construction or renovations to be approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The state approval requirement is there to ensure sure all buildings meet the Rhode Island's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education standards for technology.