RI Board of Education votes for 3-year extension of Infante-Green’s contract

Infante-Green started in Rhode Island in April 2019 after working in the New York State Education Department.
Angélica Infante-Green
Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- The Rhode Island Board of Education has voted to extend Angélica Infante-Green’s contract as Education Commissioner.

The contract has been extended for three years, and will include a 3% annual raise, a $10,000 bonus, and it is set to go into effect when her current contract expires in the Spring.

The vote of extension comes after some time negotiating which ended in July, and in March the union issued a vote of no confidence in Infante-Green after she told hundreds of teachers they would have to re-apply for jobs in the system.  On Tuesday the Providence Teacher’s Union issued a statement, saying the Commissioner’s performance was “flawed.”

“We believe Commissioner Infante-Green’s performance gets an F for creating a toxic environment at the Rhode Island Department of Education and in Providence schools,” the statement read.

Governor McKee recently came out in favor of the reelected commissioner stating, “I really do support the commissioner.” McKee also sent a letter of support to the Board of Education that was read aloud before the vote.  

 

 

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