Representative Justin Price Submits Bill Requiring RIDE to Honor Agreement with Chariho Area Career and Technical Center
STATE HOUSE -- Representative Justin K. Price (R-District 39, Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond) has introduced legislation (H-7720) requiring the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) to honor its agreement with the Chariho Area Career and Technical Center not to open competing programs/centers, located in the districts sending students to the Chariho Area Center.
“Back in 2010, the Chariho received $1.6 million from the Rhode Island Department of Education, to take title to the Chariho Area Career and Technical Center. The terms of this agreement prohibit the department of elementary and secondary education from opening any other (CTC) in the towns of Charlestown, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, Richmond, South Kingstown, and Westerly, which would compete with the career center. Wrongfully, RIDE has since opened careers programs in Westerly and Narragansett, which has cost the Chariho school district $150,000.00 in lost student tuition,” said Price. “I want to see to it that the Chariho Area Career and Technical Center thrives.”
There are nine cosmetology students at Westerly High School, and one agricultural student from Narragansett High School. Tuition from these students, would have brought $150,000.00 to the Chariho Area Career and Technical Center, said Price.
For more information, contact:
Louise Tetreault, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903