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Thank you from the Superintendent of Schools

Dear families, staff, and residents,Kathryn Crowley

I’m writing to say THANK YOU for helping to make a dream come true… a new East Providence High School!

On Tuesday, the voters of East Providence overwhelming approved Question 4 to finance construction of a new high school. The referendum passed with nearly 78% in favor.

We are also thrilled that Rhode Island voters approved Question 1, a statewide ballot question to finance $250 million in bonds for local school facilities projects. As a result, the East Providence High School project will now receive as much as 74.4% State reimbursement on eligible costs, rather than 54.4% if Question 1 had not passed.

I join the East Providence School Committee and Building Committee in thanking and congratulating everyone who worked so hard to ensure passage of the referendum. Our community came together with passion and determination to seize this incredible opportunity for our students and our city. The support for these ballot questions affirms the deep commitment to public education here in East Providence.

Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves once again to get this exciting project underway, in order to open the doors of a brand new, state-of-the-art, comprehensive high school in 2021. Throughout the design and construction process, we will continue to keep the community involved on our website: www.EPbuildingcommittee.com. You can also follow the project on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BuildEPHS.

Congratulations again, and thank you for tremendous support!

Sincerely,

Kathryn M. Crowley

Superintendent
P.S. For complete election results from East Providence, visit https://www.ri.gov/election/results/2018/general_election/east_providence/.

East Providence voters approve construction of a new high school!

A new East Providence High School is coming! Residents today overwhelmingly approved Question 4, with nearly 78% in favor of financing the project.

The East Providence Schools Building Committee extends our thanks and congratulations to the families, staff, elected officials, and other community members who advocated for this exciting investment in a state-of-the-art comprehensive high school!

Rhode Island voters also approved Question 1, a statewide ballot question to finance $250 million in bonds to support local school construction and repair projects. As a result, the East Providence High School project will now receive as much as 74.4% State reimbursement on eligible costs, rather than 54.4% if the measure had not passed. Question 1 passed statewide with 77% in favor and 23% opposed.

This website will continue to provide updates to the community throughout the design and construction process.

Congratulations, and thank you!