Mayor Jorge Elorza seeking applicants for Providence School Board

PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – Mayor Jorge Elorza says the Providence School Board Nominating Commission is seeking applicants to serve on the Providence School Board.

“The Providence School Board plays an important role in the transformational changes we are continuing to make into our schools,” said Mayor Elorza said. “I encourage those committed to improving the experience of our youth, reimagining  our education system, and supporting our families to apply today.”

The School Board works to establish a policy that guides the Superintendent in the administration and operation of the schools, monitoring progress towards direct goals, and engaging the community in supporting schools, city spokesperson Patricia Socarras said.

Each appointment term totals three years, with this year’s applicants beginning in 2021 and ending in 2024.

School board members whose terms are expiring may apply and be considered for reappointment, Socarras said.

The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, and more information is available online.

Additionally, the Nominating Commission will conduct a virtual public forum with selected applicants on Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Once applicants have completed both steps, the commission will make recommendations to the Mayor and the Mayor’s school board nominees are reviewed by the City Council.

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