Applications being accepted for Providence School Board

Applications Being Accepted for Providence School Board

Post offers opportunity to shape future of Providence Schools; application deadline is January 5th

- The Providence School Board Nominating Commission is accepting applications for three positions on the School Board that will serve from 2015-2018. Candidates with knowledge of finance, human resources and/or policy development are strongly encouraged to apply.

“The School Board plays an integral role in fostering student achievement and serving all of our students,” said Mayor Taveras. “I would encourage all those who are interested to find out more by attending an information session.”

School Board members are appointed to three-year terms. Terms are staggered to have three positions up for renewal every year. School Board members whose terms are expiring may apply and be considered for reappointment to subsequent three-year terms.

The School Board Nominating Commission will conduct an informational session on December 17, 2014 from 6-7:15 pm at the Providence Public School Department located at 797 Westminster Street in Board Room B. The session is for interested parties to learn about the roles and responsibilities of School Board members and the School Board nomination process.

The School Board application deadline is 4 p.m. on January 5,, 2015. The School Board job description and online application are available at

The School Board Nominating committee will make recommendations to the Mayor in January. The new School Board nominees will be subject to City Council approval.

(release from City of Providence)