Education, Rhode Island Board of

Contact Information

Angela Teixeira
(401) 222-8435

255 Westminster St., Providence, RI, 02903
(401) 222-8435
(401) 222-6178
[email protected]

The 17-member Rhode Island Board of Education was created by the Rhode Island General Assembly in 2014 and replaced the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Governors for Higher Education. This consolidated governance of all public education in Rhode Island is an innovative integration of policymaking and planning for elementary, secondary and higher public education in our state. The Board of Education and its administrative arms, the Office of Postsecondary Education and the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, work to ensure and maximize efficiency, provide greater articulation of the respective responsibilities of elementary and secondary and higher education, and ensure that all Rhode Island students are prepared to succeed in school, college, careers and life.
The Board of Education provides clear guidance on statutory, legal, financial, and contractual obligations; establishes a policy framework that furthers the goals of this chapter; and establishes appropriate administrative structures, support, policies, and procedures for K-20 education in Rhode Island.

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