Good Afternoon Tiverton Parent Community, 

This Tiverton School District article will provide parents with an update on Special Education programming in Tiverton Public Schools for 2023, specifically our relationship with the Newport County Regional Special Education Program. 

Today the Board of the Newport County Regional Special Education Program voted on the following:

"The Board of Superintendents recommends to their respective School Committees the dissolution of the Newport County Regional Special Education Program effective June 30, 2023. Subsequent to the approval of a transition plan."

To allow input from parents and community  members and to make this possible transition as transparent as possible, the Tiverton School Committee will hold an Open Forum on the possible dissolution at their meeting at 7 p.m, January 24th, in the high school library.  

A possible vote on this topic will follow at their meeting on February 7th. 

At the meeting on January 24th, I will make a presentation with Special Education Director Sarah Krager explaining the reasons for the recommendation. Providing an outstanding education to our special education students is our priority. 

All parents and community members are welcomed to contact me or Sarah directly with any questions or requests for additional information prior to the meeting on January 24th. 

We look forward to hearing your input on this decision. 

Dr. Sanchioni