Blended education charter proposed for Rhode Island county

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A public charter school with a unique approach to education never before seen in the state could be headed to Kent County as early as fall of 2015.

On April 1, an application was filed with the Rhode Island Department of Education proposing the creation of the Kent County Prep Mayoral Academy. Katelyn Silva, chief communications officer for Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, explained her non-profit would be supporting the school throughout this process.

Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, or RIMA, is a non-profit that supports the growth of mayoral academies, or high-performing, diversely populated, regional public schools whose school board is governed by the mayor from one of the sending districts. In this case, the sending districts would be Warwick, West Warwick and Coventry.

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