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  •  August 9, 2022
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Warwick Beacon, the Rotary Club of Warwick, and the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, Inc. invite you to a Community Forum.

There are plenty of questions about the $350 million school bond appearing on the November ballot.  There are answers.  Join us to learn more, and ask your questions.

Questions currently being asked and will be addressed include:

  • Why do we need 2 new high schools when enrollment is dropping?
  • How did we get to this point of two new schools?
  • How much of the projected $350 million cost of the schools will be reimbursed?
  • What will new schools give Warwick that it doesn’t have now?
  • What will it cost taxpayers to build the new schools?
  • If we don’t build the schools now, is there any guarantee of reimbursement from the state?
  • What happens if $350 million isn’t enough to build the schools?
  • Do we know now if $350 million is enough to build the schools?
  • Could we build one new school and then see if there’s money to build the second?
  • What is the projected cost of keeping the old schools – fixing enough to keep them operational?

Have a question? Can’t attend but still want to know?  ASK A QUESTION

Forum moderated by: Retired RI Supreme Court Justice and former Warwick Mayor Francis X. Flaherty

Panelists include:

  • Lynn Dambruch, Superintendent Warwick Schools
  • Peder Schaefer, City of Warwick Finance Director
  • Katie Kernizan, associate SAAM Architecture
  • RI Dept. of Education Representative
  • David Testa, Warwick School Committee
  • Phil Slocum, Slocum | Real Estate & Insurance

Every effort will be made to live stream the event.


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Venue Phone: 401-732-6000

Venue Website:

801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island, 02886, United States



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