What I Wish I Knew at the Start of Construction

Type: Article
Topics: District & School Operations, School Administrator Magazine

October 01, 2022

School building


Just prior to my tenure leading the school system in Smithfield, R.I., I attended a community forum about the proposed reconfiguration of its elementary facilities. Despite the obvious need to close a failing facility and to invest in improvements to the district’s three other K-5 schools, not everyone in town supported the district’s plan.

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Judith Paolucci

Education Consultant