NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown School Department may be feeling a sense of déjà vu.
Five years after discussing plans for the building formerly used for Wickford Elementary School (WES)–a discussion that is still ongoing as local residents recently voted down a plan to convert it into a combined town and school administration building–the School Committee met Tuesday night to talk about the future of the location formerly used for Davisville Elementary School (DES).
At Tuesday’s meeting, Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger along with Brenda Potter from the Child Opportunity Zone (COZ), presented to the committee and members of the public the district’s five-year plan for utilization of DES.
Even though the building is closed as an operating school, it’s being used both to house COZ, which has been in the district for almost 20 years, as well as for other educational and school department uses. The family learning programs COZ offers, Potter said, are school-based or school-linked to enhance and support student achievement through family learning.
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