New applicants for Providence School Board are in, but their terms could be cut short

Executive director John Marion comments on Providence's first-ever school board election set for next year.

This article originally appeared in the Boston Globe on November 20, 2023 and was written by Steph Machado.  

John Marion, the executive director of good-government group Common Cause Rhode Island, noted that the charter change language was silent on the transition process from the existing board.

“At the time this was adopted, the charter review commission did not provide very much information to the voters about what they were proposing,” Marion said. “So it’s no surprise that a year after this was adopted, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.”

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