Is Pawtucket Schools Chief Financial Officer Anthony Voccio Out?

  Just last week, we reported that freshly minted Pawtucket School Committee Chair Jay Charbonneau was already at odds with SuperCFO-Melissa-Devine replacement Anthony Voccio, himself a refugee from the Providence School Department. It appears Mr. Voccio may be about to exit, as they say, “Stage Left” The Coalition has received[Read More…]

by February 13, 2024

Pawtucket Update-Part 1: A Rift Between Pawtucket Schools Newish CFO & Chairman Charbonneau?

  Part 1! Next Up? Wildenhain & Grebien? And This. Weeks. City. Council. Meeting! Apparently, the honeymoon is over. We’ve received a dozen or so calls re: interpersonal issues between Chief Financial Officer Anthony Voccio, the recent hire from the Providence School Department and folks throughout the school district. More[Read More…]

by February 5, 2024

The Dighton Rehoboth Regional Schools Formally Welcomes Incoming High School Principal Dr. Jacqueline Ash!

Dighton Rehoboth Regional Schools Welcomes Incoming High School Principal Dr. Jacqueline Ash! Dighton Rehoboth School Board Meeting Segment: June 27, 2023     We spoke to Dr. Ash in the moments before her formal introduction to the Dighton Rehoboth School Board …     The Coalition Radio Network’s Pat Ford[Read More…]

by June 28, 2023

Flash! Longtime Shea High School Principal Ash Resigns – Prank Night Gone Awry?

  In a letter dated today, June 26, 2023, long time Principal Jacqueline Ash has retired from her post as the Principal of Charles E. Shea Senior High School. A 34 year Veteran of Pawtucket Public Schools,  the highly regarded Ms. Ash leaves behind a School in turmoil, as the[Read More…]

by June 26, 2023

Pawtucket Schools News! Pawtucket Schools Chief Financial Officer Devine Resigns? Retired Pawtucket Superintendent Honored At General Assembly

Pawtucket Schools Chief Financial Officer Melissa Devine is rumored to have tendered her resignation, with 30 Days Notice! The highly sought after, talented Devine, admired widely in School & Municipal Finance circles, was seen as a stabilizing force for a Pawtucket School Department that is under the 3rd Superintendent/Interim Superintendent[Read More…]

by June 1, 2023

Pawtucket City Schools To Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien: Drop Dead

    Money For A Stadium But Not For Schools?   As Recounted To The Coalition Radio Network: A  “Special Meeting” of the Pawtucket City School Committee was held last night, (May 22, 2023) with a decidedly unhappy ending for Mayor Don Grebien. In attendance: While open to the public,[Read More…]

by May 23, 2023

Pawtucket Residents: Have You Filled Out Your Superintendent Search Survey? Plus! Job Description & Job Requirements Included

Pawtucket Residents! Click The Image Below To Participate In A City Wide Survey For What Is Arguably The Most Important Job Search In Pawtucket History!   The City of Pawtucket School Department wants to hear from you! And you’ve got till April 15th to weigh in! (The Coalition is attempting[Read More…]

by April 10, 2023

Pawtucket High School Students! Pawtucket School Department Career Fair!

  The Pawtucket School Department will hold a CTE Career Fair for all high school students on Saturday, April 1, 2023. This event is designed to connect students with potential employers and to explore career paths in their fields. The CTE Fair will feature a variety of industry professionals, including[Read More…]

by March 24, 2023

Why The Bonds Failed: A Pawtucket Story

“Shea High School is like that beloved old junker you are desperately trying to get that last inspection sticker for … Hoping against hope that you can squeeze those last few years before you have to replace it with a new Unified High School” – Pat Ford at a recent[Read More…]

by March 24, 2023

Pawtucket’s Winter School: Cursed? Another Mechanical Failure Causes Delays In Reopening

    From The Pawtucket School Department: This morning it was discovered that another heating coil failed at Henry J. WInters Elementary School, causing more water damage to classrooms in the building. The damage is significantly lower than the previous as it was caught much earlier, however, it is enough[Read More…]

by February 26, 2023