Interim Superintendent for Providence public schools to be named after Memorial Day

PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – An interim Superintendent for Providence Public Schools will be named sometime next week after Memorial Day.

That’s according to a spokesperson for the Rhode Island Department of Education.

The longer term goal is to have a new superintendent ready to go by the start of the school year in the Fall of 2021.

The former Providence Superintendent, Harrison Peters, resigned after facing widespread backlash from community leaders, community members, and state lawmakers for his hiring of a former school administrator.

That administrator was arrested for giving a minor an unwanted foot massage at a Warwick gym.

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